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star this property date less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
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star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the UK will have completed all preliminary steps to allow ratification of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products before 2 July 2018; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 135856 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answer text <p>The government is fully committed to the Protocol and its ratification and I can confirm that the preliminary steps to achieve this have begun. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the government plans to complete the ratification process before 2 July 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2018-04-23T12:11:52.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-23T12:11:52.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Smuggling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department (a) is taking to implement track and trace in plain packaging and (b) plans to take to ensure track and trace provides maximum (i) traceability and (ii) revenue collection. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 206871 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) has conducted a competitive tendering exercise to appoint an independent ID issuer who will be responsible for the issue of unique tracking codes and operator identifiers. The tender documentation specified that bids must comply with the EU Tobacco Products Directive and Implementing Regulations. This will enable traceability from the point of manufacture or importation to the first retail outlet, and ensures independence from the tobacco industry. Details of the successful bidder will be announced as soon as the contractual arrangements are finalised.</p><p> </p><p>The track and trace system is not a revenue collection system, however when used alongside existing controls it will help enforcement officers identify non duty paid tobacco products and take action against those responsible.</p><p> </p><p>The implementing legislation for the EU Directive specifies strict and comprehensive criteria by which independence from the tobacco industry is determined. This criteria has been, and will continue to be met at all times. While HMRC has no plans to publish representations made by the tobacco industry as they may contain taxpayer or commercially sensitive information, details of meetings between HMRC officials and the tobacco industry are published on gov.uk. This includes meetings to discuss points of detail on the track and trace system, such as the specific placement of the unique ID codes on the packs.</p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hm-revenue-customs-officials-meetings-with-tobacco-stakeholders" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hm-revenue-customs-officials-meetings-with-tobacco-stakeholders</a>
star this property answering member constituency Newark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 206872 more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T10:32:49.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T10:32:49.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Smuggling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 176456 on Tobacco: Smuggling, if his Department will publish the details of representations made by the tobacco industry on the issue of the implementation of the tobacco track and trace system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 206872 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) has conducted a competitive tendering exercise to appoint an independent ID issuer who will be responsible for the issue of unique tracking codes and operator identifiers. The tender documentation specified that bids must comply with the EU Tobacco Products Directive and Implementing Regulations. This will enable traceability from the point of manufacture or importation to the first retail outlet, and ensures independence from the tobacco industry. Details of the successful bidder will be announced as soon as the contractual arrangements are finalised.</p><p> </p><p>The track and trace system is not a revenue collection system, however when used alongside existing controls it will help enforcement officers identify non duty paid tobacco products and take action against those responsible.</p><p> </p><p>The implementing legislation for the EU Directive specifies strict and comprehensive criteria by which independence from the tobacco industry is determined. This criteria has been, and will continue to be met at all times. While HMRC has no plans to publish representations made by the tobacco industry as they may contain taxpayer or commercially sensitive information, details of meetings between HMRC officials and the tobacco industry are published on gov.uk. This includes meetings to discuss points of detail on the track and trace system, such as the specific placement of the unique ID codes on the packs.</p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hm-revenue-customs-officials-meetings-with-tobacco-stakeholders" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hm-revenue-customs-officials-meetings-with-tobacco-stakeholders</a>
star this property answering member constituency Newark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 206871 more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T10:32:49.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T10:32:49.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Smuggling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the maintenance of the UK’s position as an international leader in illicit tobacco control after the UK leaves the EU; and what plans he has to implement the provisions of the WHO FCTC Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 206873 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>The government recognises that the trade in illicit tobacco is a global problem that requires a global solution. On 27 June 2018, the UK ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Protocol, an important international agreement that promotes a framework of regulation and cooperation to tackle the illicit trade.</p><p> </p><p>The government remains fully committed to the Protocol and to working with other Parties, including the EU Commission, to ensure its global implementation. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) will continue to take an active role supporting the FCTC Secretariat’s work programme, sharing expertise and supporting other Parties work towards implementation.</p><p> </p><p>Parliament passed legislation to implement all compulsory elements of the Protocol prior to the UK’s ratification. A track and trace system, as required by Article 8 of the Protocol, is being introduced under requirements of the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, HMRC continues to maintain its worldwide network of Fiscal Crime Liaison Officers (FCLOs), who work with overseas authorities to tackle tobacco smuggling. They particularly focus on facilitating upstream seizures of illicit tobacco destined for the UK and remain an integral part of HMRC’s anti-illicit strategy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Newark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T10:48:29.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T10:48:29.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Smuggling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how he plans to ensure that the UK tobacco product track and trace system as required by Article 8 of the WHO FCTC Protocol to Eliminate the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products will be fully independent from the tobacco industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 165106 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to meeting the requirements for independence from the tobacco industry as per Article 8 of the WHO FCTC Protocol to Eliminate the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.</p><p> </p><p>The track and trace system will be implemented under the EU Tobacco Products Directive. The implementing legislation for the Directive specifies strict and comprehensive criteria by which independence from the tobacco industry is determined. Providers of the track and trace system will need to demonstrate to HM Revenue &amp; Customs that they satisfy this criteria both before and during the period they provide the services required as a condition of holding the respective contracts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2018-07-25T11:07:51.59Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T11:07:51.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Smuggling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK tobacco product track and trace system will be compliant with the requirements of the (a) EU Tobacco Products Directive and (b) WHO FCTC Protocol to Eliminate the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products; and if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of implementing a tax stamp, label-based track and trace system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 169565 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
star this property answer text <p>The government published an invitation to tender for the issuing of unique identifiers for the tobacco product track and trace system on 31 August. It is a key condition of securing this contract that the system proposed meets all the requirements of both the EU Tobacco Products Directive and WHO FCTC Protocol to Eliminate the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.</p><p> </p><p>The government has no plans to introduce tax stamps for tobacco products. If a label-based track and trace system is proposed by any of the bidders for the contract, this will be assessed against the requirements for the system alongside any other bids made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2018-09-06T15:48:10.11Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-06T15:48:10.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Smuggling more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 169565 on tobacco: smuggling, what representations his Department has received from the tobacco industry on delivery of a UK tobacco product track and trace system; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure the UK's final track and trace system will be compliant with the WHO FCTC Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products requirement for parties not to delegate any of their obligations to the tobacco industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 176456 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs has received a number of representations from the tobacco industry and others about the implementation of a track and trace system.</p><p> </p><p>As I set out in my previous answer, the government is committed to meeting the requirements for independence from the tobacco industry as per Article 8 of the WHO FCTC Protocol to Eliminate the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.</p><p> </p><p>The track and trace system will be implemented under the EU Tobacco Products Directive. The implementing legislation for the Directive specifies strict and comprehensive criteria by which independence from the tobacco industry is determined. Providers of the track and trace system will need to demonstrate to HM Revenue &amp; Customs that they satisfy this criteria both before and during the period they provide the services required as a condition of holding the respective contracts. Companies providing track and trace data repositories for the tobacco industry must also be approved as independent of the tobacco industry by the European Commission.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Newark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2018-10-11T16:04:59.477Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-11T16:04:59.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Smuggling more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2018 to Question 169565 on tobacco: smuggling, when HMRC plans to make a decision on security features for UK tobacco packaging as required by the EU Tobacco Products Directive; and how new track and trace requirements will be integrated with requirements for standardised tobacco packaging. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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star this property uin 176457 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
star this property answer text <p>On 20 September, HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) published the security features that will be required on all unit packs of cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco manufactured in, or imported into the UK, under the Tobacco Products Directive.</p><p> </p><p>A tendering exercise for the ID issuer is currently underway and the full technical details of the track and trace requirements will be finalised once the ID issuer is in place. Compatibility with the requirements for standardised tobacco packaging is a key consideration in this work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark remove filter
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2018-10-11T16:09:16.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-11T16:09:16.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this