Oral Answers to Questions — Smoking (Young People)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30 January 1964.

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Photo of Mr Laurie Pavitt Mr Laurie Pavitt , Willesden West 12:00, 30 January 1964

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these Ministers are working with singularly little effect? Does he recall that the Government declared their policy on this matter on 27th June, 1957, and that we have now reached the stage when £32,000 is being spent on dissuading people and £10 million on advertising to persuade people to smoke? Will he not give a lead and try to get some real action in response to his own Government's policy?