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Tobacco: Young People

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what penalties may be imposed upon those convicted for purchasing tobacco on behalf of those aged under 18 years; (242728)

(2) what budget has been allocated by his Department for the prevention of the purchase of tobacco on behalf of those under 18 years of age for the next 12 months;

(3) what guidance his Department has issued to trading standards officers on preventing of tobacco being purchased on behalf of those under 18 years of age;

(4) what powers trading standards officers have as means to prevent the purchase of tobacco on behalf of those under 18 years of age;

(5) how many people have been convicted for purchasing tobacco on behalf of another person under the age of 18 since October 2007;

(6) how many people have (a) been cautioned and (b) received a fixed penalty notice for purchasing tobacco on behalf of another person under the age of 18 since October 2007.