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Cigarettes (Sales To Children)

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many representations he has had from individuals or bodies concerning the possibility of introducing legislation to prohibit the sale of cigarettes to children under 16 years of age in Northern Ireland; and when he hopes to present his proposals.

Representations have been received from 18 individuals and five organisations on this subject. Consultations with agencies likely to be involved in enforcement are at an advanced stage, and legislative proposals will be presented at the earliest suitable opportunity.