Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will set out all instances where assistance was provided to the tobacco industry by UK overseas posts since December 2013.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

The Government does not catalogue the representations it makes on behalf of companies. The Government has standing instructions to all diplomatic staff to follow the revised December 2013 guidelines on interactions with tobacco companies. In line with this guidance, however,some assistance may be offered to counter discriminatory practices.

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