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Skoal Bandits

Volume 130: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if his Department was consulted before the commencement of the manufacture of Skoal Bandits in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the answer of 26 February, Official Report, column 362, for what reason he proposes to use section 11 rather than section 13 of the Consumer Protection Act to ban Skoal Bandits; and if he will make a statement.

The Government are proposing to ban the supply of certain oral tobacco products. Section 13 would not be appropriate as it allows only for action to be taken against named individuals or companies. Section 11 allows action to be taken against products.