Diplomatic Service: Tobacco:Written question - 105761

Q
Asked by Bob Blackman
(Harrow East)
Asked on: 06 October 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Diplomatic Service: Tobacco
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many representations UK diplomatic posts have made to overseas governments on behalf of tobacco companies since the revised guidelines for overseas posts on support to the tobacco industry were published in December 2013; and on what issues and with which Governments those representations were made.
A
Answered by: Mark Field
Answered on: 16 October 2017

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.

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