Tobacco: Packaging

Department of Health written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2014 to the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion, to Question 218766, by what date he plans to make a decision on whether to introduce standardised packaging of tobacco products; and what the reason is for the time taken to reach that decision.

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

The Government has not yet made a final decision on whether to introduce standardised packaging of tobacco products.

The Government must follow a thorough and robust decision making process. All the relevant evidence and other information are being carefully considered before a final decision is made.

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