Clause 185 - Rates of Tobacco Products Duty
Cathy Jamieson (Kilmarnock and Loudoun, Labour)
Before the Minister finishes, I would like to return to clause 185. During the Finance Bill Committee in May 2011 the then Economic Secretary justified the change that was being made by saying that she wished to target duty increases on cheaper tobacco products, because that would help to tackle down-trading from more expensive to cheaper tobacco products. Will the Minister reinforce that commitment? Will the Government look at the matter in the year ahead and perhaps introduce further changes in 2013?