Tobacco: Packaging

Department of Health written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Mark Garnier Mark Garnier Conservative, Wyre Forest

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to revise the impact assessment for the proposed introduction of standardised packaging of tobacco in response to the analysis of that impact assessment by the Regulatory Policy Committee; and what plans he has to commission research to support such a revision.

Photo of Mark Garnier Mark Garnier Conservative, Wyre Forest

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take in response to the request of the Regulatory Policy Committee that compensation be included as a transition cost in a revised impact assessment of the proposed introduction of standardised packaging.

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

A final impact assessment, reflecting available evidence and the summary report of consultation responses will be published in due course.

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