Action on Smoking and Health

Health written question – answered on 6th May 2014.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether funding allocated to Action on Smoking and Health may be used for campaigning purposes by that body under the terms on which it is allocated.

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

Since 2011, the conditions for the grants provided to Action on Smoking and Health under the Department of Health’s “Section 64 General Scheme of Grants to voluntary and Community Organisations” arrangements have explicitly set out that none of the funding provided by the Department should be intended or used for political lobbying or campaigning purposes.

Advocacy work in support of the implementation of existing Government tobacco control policies and programmes of work is acceptable.

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