Tobacco: Packaging

Health written question – answered on 26th March 2012.

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Photo of John Robertson John Robertson Labour, Glasgow North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) he or (b) Ministers in his Department have met representatives of the Hands off our Packs campaign; and when any such meetings took place.

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

Details of all official ministerial meetings with external parties are published quarterly in arrears on the Department's website. Data from 1 January 2010 up to the end of June 2011 can be found at:

Data for July to September are due to be published shortly and data for October to December will be published in the summer.

As a party to the framework convention on tobacco control, the United Kingdom has an obligation to protect the development of public health policy from the vested interests of the tobacco industry.

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