§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 11 February,Official Report, column 351, what steps he has taken to date to ensure that the health issues arising from the EC tobacco regime were given full consideration; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Dorrell
My noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health has raised this matter with our EC partners on a number of occasions. She will do so again with the Luxembourg Minister of Health when he visits London today. Ministers at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food have also raised the United Kingdom's concern about the tobacco regime with other EC Agriculture Ministers.