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Tobacco: Packaging

Question for Department of Health

UIN 225598, tabled on 26 February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on tax revenues of the introduction of standard packaging of tobacco.

Answered on

5 March 2015

The Impact Assessment on Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products was published on 12 February 2015. It specifically considers in detail the potential costs to the exchequer as a result of standardised packaging. This can be found on page 42.

The Impact Assessment can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/standardised-packaging-of-tobacco-products-draft-regulations

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care