WHO Framework Convention On Tobacco Control

Treasury written question – answered on 22nd May 2018.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to deposit the instruments of ratification for the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.

Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to deposit the instruments of ratification for the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products before the 2 July 2018 deadline to ensure that the UK can participate in the event that there is a first Meeting of the Parties this year.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

The government is fully committed to the Protocol and steps to achieve ratification have begun. Subject to parliamentary approval, the government intends to deposit the instruments of ratification by 2 July 2018. This will enable the UK to participate if there is a first Meeting of the Parties later this year.

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