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Smoking

Volume 707: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Action for Smoking on Health Group (ASH) or other anti-smoking organisations have received Government funding in 2006, 2007 and 2008; and, if so, how much in each year. [HL850]

The department's grants to Action on Smoking Health (ASH) are set out in the following table.

Financial year

Grants (£)

2005-06

180,000

2006-07

185,400

2007-08

191,000

The department's grants to the No Smoking Day (NSD) organisation are set out in the following table.

Financial year

Grants (£)

2005-06

250,000

2006-07

250,000

2007-08

250,000

The department in 2007-08 contracted the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre to support the implementation of smoke-free legislation in residential mental health units. This contract was valued at £50,000.

The department also provides funding directly to the National Health Service for tobacco control and smoking cessation activities.