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Tobacco Advertising

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what sanctions he is empowered to impose on the tobacco industry in the event of a breakdown in the present negotiations for a voluntary agreement to safeguard health when the present three-year agreement expires on 31 March.

The talks between the Government and the tobacco industry are continuing and the parties have agreed that the existing voluntary agreement will continue to operate until it is superseded.