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Tobacco Sales

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals he has to restrict the promotion of tobacco sales; and if he will make a statement.

The advertising and promotion of tobacco products are among the issues I am discussing currently with the tobacco industry in the context of what should follow the existing voluntary agreement. Both parties to the negotiations have agreed that the talks should remain confidential until a conclusion has been reached, and it would therefore be inappropriate for me to make detailed comments at this stage on any of the items under discussion.