Amendments proposed to the Tobacco Advertising And Promotion Bill - continued House of Commons

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Tobacco Promotion Regulatory Authority


Mr Kevin Barron
David Taylor
Mr David Hinchliffe


To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) There shall be a body called the Tobacco Promotion Regulatory Authority.

    (2) The functions of the Authority shall be—

    (a) to examine the effectiveness of the statutory and other controls on the advertising, promotion and marketing of tobacco products, in protecting public health; and

    (b) to exercise any other functions which the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers, by order, prescribe for the protection of public health in relation to tobacco products;

    and to advise the appropriate ministers accordingly on the exercise of any relevant functions and duties held by them under this or other Acts.

    (3) The functions described in subsection (2)(a) above shall include, in particular, examination of:—

    (i) developments in tobacco advertising and promotional activity, and branding strategies

    (ii) possible technical or other barriers to the implementation of this Act

    (iii) marketing claims relating to the relative safety or other characteristics of particular products

    (iv) the use made of new electronic media for the promotion of tobacco products, and

    (v) the impact of transboundary communications, developments in the European Union, and other international developments, on the promotion of tobacco products in the United Kingdom.

    (4) The constitution and structure of the Authority, and its powers and those of its duly authorised representatives, shall be as prescribed by order by the Secretary of State.

    (5) The Authority shall prepare an annual report on its activities, which the Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament.'.


    That the following provisions shall apply to the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill—

Standing Committee

    1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

    2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 8th February 2001.



(1) during proceedings on the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill the Standing Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and between half-past Four o'clock and Ten o'clock and on Thursdays at Nine o'clock and between half-past Two o'clock and Five o'clock.

(2) the order in which proceedings on the Bill are to be taken shall be Clauses 1 to 9, Clause 18, Clauses 10 to 17, Clauses 19 to 20, new Clauses and new Schedules.

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