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Tobacco: Packaging

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th December 2013.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the effects on small independent retailers of the introduction of the standardised packaging of tobacco products.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department of Health.

The Government will consider the wider issues raised by standardised tobacco packaging, including the possible impact on small retailers, before making a final decision on this policy.

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