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Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many calls have been made to the smokefree compliance line in each year since it was established; and how much the line cost (a) to establish and (b) to operate in each year since it was established. (258157)

Details of the number of calls are published on the Smokefree England website at,

and on page seven of the report “Smokefree England—one year on”.

The Smokefree Compliance Line has been in operation since 1 July 2007.

In 2007-08 the set up costs for the Smokefree Compliance line was £8,810, and the operating costs from July 2007 to March 2008 was £57,595. The operating costs in 2008-09 to date is £29,717.

A copy of the report “Smokefree England—one year on” has been placed Library.