Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of Health, Jane Ellison, responded to an Urgent Question asked by Shadow Minister for Public Health, Luciana Berger, on the Government's policy on the standardising of tobacco packaging, on Thursday 27 November 2013 in the House of Commons
In her response to the Urgent Question, Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of Health, Jane Ellison, referred to the written statement on the independent review to be carried out by Sir Cyril Chantler. That written statement is available online.
About Urgent Questions
At times MPs may want to put an urgent question to a Minister. If a matter of public importance has arisen, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to the Speaker to put forward such a question.
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If the Speaker agrees, the question will be asked after that day’s Question Time.
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