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Department of Health written question – answered on 2nd December 2015.

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Photo of David Nuttall David Nuttall Conservative, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the grants awarded by the tobacco policy team in his Department are so awarded only after competitive bids have been invited.

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

Grants made under Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 can be made in a number of ways. Grants awarded to Action on Smoking and Health have been assessed as most appropriate for the non-competed route.

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