Skip to main content


Volume 460: debated on Monday 14 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been allocated for advertising the implementation of the smoking ban in (a) Wales, (b) England and (c) Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement. (131989)

In May, the Department will begin a national and regional advertising campaign in England, targeted at businesses and the general public, to communicate the key aspects of smokefree legislation that will be implemented on 1 July 2007. A budget of £4.8 million has been allocated to the campaign in this financial year.

The implementation of smokefree legislation in Wales and Northern Ireland is a devolved matter.