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star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Smoking more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 8 December 2015 (HL3861), what assessment they have made of why, when the UK ranks number one in tobacco control activity of 34 European countries, nine other European countries have lower levels of smoking prevalence. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL5597 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answer text <p>Countries use different ways to assess smoking prevalence within their population and there is variation as to whether they include daily, weekly, or occasional smokers within the figures. It is therefore not always possible to compare smoking prevalence rates directly between countries. In contrast, Joossens and Raws’s Tobacco Control Scale in Europe, which ranks the United Kingdom as number one in tobacco control activity of 34 European countries, uses a set criteria to assess the implementation of tobacco control policies across European countries, enabling a direct comparison to be made between the countries of tobacco control measures.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2016-02-11T14:37:20.98Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-11T14:37:20.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
448816
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading World Health Organisation: Treaties more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 8 December 2015 (HL3862), what legal basis the World Health Organization's treaties have in English law. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL5596 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
star this property answer text <p>Where the United Kingdom is party to a treaty which is in force, the United Kingdom government must comply, as a matter of international law, with its obligations under the treaty in good faith. This is required by the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.</p><p> </p><p>Where a particular obligation under a treaty has not been implemented in domestic legislation it does not directly form part of English law and the English courts do not have jurisdiction to apply it. However, there is also a strong presumption in the common law that all domestic legislation will, where possible, be interpreted so as to ensure that the United Kingdom is acting compatibly with its treaty obligations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2016-02-10T15:07:00.67Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-10T15:07:00.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
448815
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 3 December 2015 (HL3859), which tobacco measures introduced in the last 10 years they have reviewed in respect of their effectiveness; what have been the results of those reviews; and whether they will place those measures and their reviews in the Library of the House. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL5595 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
star this property answer text <p>The Department assesses the impact of tobacco control measures on an ongoing basis as it develops policy and considers new measures.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2013, the Department published <em>An Audit of the impact of the Department of Health’s Regulations upon business</em>. A copy of the report is attached. The Audit report covered all regulations for which the Department has responsibility believed to have a potential cost to business, including those relating to tobacco control.</p><p> </p><p>Costs and benefits were estimated where possible using standard government methodology and the impacts to society were estimated based on economic costs and benefits. As advised in the report, there is a robust cost-benefit case for the tobacco control regulations considered and experience shows that initiatives to reduce smoking prevalence work best in combination, with cumulative effects over time.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2016-02-10T15:09:13.177Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-10T15:09:13.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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star this property file name HL5595-LordPalmer-attachment.pdf more like this
star this property title Audit of the impact of DH regulations more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
654721
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-08more like thismore than 2016-12-08
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, and how, they will ensure that the views of the independent retail sector will be taken into account when putting together their forthcoming tobacco control strategy. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL3967 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
star this property answer text <p>We have a long track record in this country of implementing tobacco control measures which are supported by a strong evidence base, and the new tobacco control plan will build on this approach. As part of our development of the tobacco control plan, stakeholders were invited to give views during the initial stages. This included representatives of the independent retail sector. We will continue to consult with our stakeholders before introducing any new tobacco control measures.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3966 more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T15:23:59.42Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T15:23:59.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
654720
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-08more like thismore than 2016-12-08
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a full evidence base, including any supporting research, for each measure contained in their forthcoming tobacco control strategy. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL3966 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
star this property answer text <p>We have a long track record in this country of implementing tobacco control measures which are supported by a strong evidence base, and the new tobacco control plan will build on this approach. As part of our development of the tobacco control plan, stakeholders were invited to give views during the initial stages. This included representatives of the independent retail sector. We will continue to consult with our stakeholders before introducing any new tobacco control measures.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3967 more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T15:23:59.503Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T15:23:59.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
432091
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government which contracts awarded by the Department of Health have conditions within them relating to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and in each case, whether legal advice was taken before the issuing of that tender. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL3864 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes its obligations as a Party to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) very seriously, including the obligation to protect public health policy from the vested interests of the tobacco industry.</p><br /><p>The Department considers the detail of Invitation to Tender (ITT) and contract documentation, including the legal aspects, on a case by case basis. The standard documentation includes a requirement to declare actual or potential conflicts of interest and some ITTs make specific reference to FCTC obligations.</p><br /><p>This issue is considered as part of the evaluation process and through the contract monitoring process as appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-12-08T12:45:19.92Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T12:45:19.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
432090
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department of Health has sought independent legal advice in respect of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and if so, whether they will place a copy of that advice in the Library of the House. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL3863 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
star this property answer text <p>Any legal advice the Department may have obtained in respect of this, or any other issue, is subject to the usual provisions relating to legal professional privilege and as such will not be disclosed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-12-08T12:44:39.857Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T12:44:39.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
432089
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what legal basis the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has in English law. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL3862 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is an international treaty establishing general guidelines and principles for international governance on tobacco control. The United Kingdom ratified the Treaty in 2004 and takes its obligations under the Convention very seriously.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-12-08T12:44:22.75Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T12:44:22.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
432088
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Smoking more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the link between rates of smoking prevalence and the level of tobacco control, as measured by the OECD. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL3861 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government considers international comparisons of tobacco control produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and other organisations, such as Joossens and Raw’s Tobacco Control Scale in Europe, which ranks the United Kingdom as number one in tobacco control activity of 34 European countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-12-08T12:43:54.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T12:43:54.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
432087
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Retail Trade more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the EU Tobacco Products Directive will have on the independent retail sector in the UK. more like this
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Lord Palmer remove filter
star this property uin HL3860 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department assesses the impact of all proposed measures before laying legislation using standard government methodology. These assessments are set out in Impact Assessments which are scrutinised by the Regulatory Policy Committee before publication alongside the Statutory Instrument. Impact Assessments specifically look at the impacts on small and micro businesses including retailers. All of the tobacco measures contain commitments to further review the impact of the legislation within five years of them coming into force.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3859 more like this
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less than 2015-12-03T13:59:35.087Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T13:59:35.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this