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Health Act 2009

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made on its consultation on the provisions of the Health Act 2009 relating to tobacco; when he expects to (a) publish a report on the consultation and (b) lay before Parliament the consequent statutory instruments; and if he will make a statement. (320169)

On 26 February 2010, the Government published “Consultation on proposed tobacco control regulations for England (under the Health Act 2009): Summary of consultation responses” on the Department’s website. A copy has been placed in the Library.

Two sets of regulations for England were laid before Parliament on 27 January 2010, prohibiting tobacco sales from vending machine and regulating tobacco product prices lists and labels.

Two further sets of regulations for England were laid before Parliament on 2 March 2010 regulating the removal of tobacco displays and tobacco advertising and display by specialist tobacconists.