Tobacco: Packaging

HM Treasury written question – answered on 11th February 2015.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the introduction of standardised tobacco packaging on the UK illicit tobacco market.

Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment HM Revenue and Customs has made of the potential effect of the possible introduction of standardised tobacco products on the illicit tobacco market in the UK.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Exchequer Secretary

HMRC have carried out an assessment of the potential effect of standardised packaging on the illicit tobacco market, working with Border Force and the National Crime Agency to develop the assessment. HMRC plans for their assessment to be published alongside the Department of Health’s consultation summary in due course.

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