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Tobacco: EU Law

Question for Department of Health

UIN 32264, tabled on 23 March 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the potential reduction in revenue to the public purse resulting from the EU Tobacco Products Directive.

Answered on

11 April 2016

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 include a thorough analysis of the costs, benefits and risks associated with policy options.

A number of the tobacco measures contain commitments to further review the impact of the legislation within five years of them coming into force.