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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 127793, tabled on 8 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will set out all instances where assistance was provided to the tobacco industry by UK overseas posts since December 2013.

Answered on

22 February 2018

The Government does not catalogue the representations it makes on behalf of companies. 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, however,some assistance may be offered to counter discriminatory practices.