To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK overseas posts have facilitated meetings on tobacco control legislation between the tobacco industry and foreign government ministers or officials since the issuing of revised guidance to posts in December 2013; and whether they will give details of each case.
15 February 2018
The Government has standing instructions to all diplomatic staff to follow the revised December 2013 guidelines on interactions with tobacco companies. In line with this guidance, assistance may be offered to counter discriminatory practices. The Government does not catalogue the representations it makes on behalf of companies.