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Action on Smoking and Health

Question for Department of Health

UIN 11587, tabled on 13 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what arrangements his Department has to ensure that financial grants made by his Department to Action on Smoking and Health are not used to fund activities intended to influence (a) Parliament, Government or political parties, (b) the awarding or renewal of Government contracts and grants and (c) legislative or regulatory action.

Answered on

21 October 2015

The conditions applicable to grants awarded to Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) are set out in the grant award letters.


ASH’s compliance with the conditions of the grant is assessed at the grant monitoring meetings held between the Deputy Director of tobacco control and representatives from ASH as well as in the final full year grant monitoring and governance reports.


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Department of Health and Social Care