Tobacco: Retail Trade

Health written question – answered on 16th September 2010.

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Photo of Mike Weatherley Mike Weatherley Conservative, Hove

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) if he will estimate the level of revenue losses for local authorities arising from the closure of retail outlets as a result of a tobacco display ban;

(2) if he will estimate the effect of a tobacco display ban on the number of retail outlets in (a) England, (b) Sussex, (c) Brighton and Hove and (d) Hove constituency.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

We are not aware of any evidence that removing tobacco displays will affect the number of retail outlets. However, we will continue to consider any evidence that emerges about the effects of the legislation in other countries.

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