HC Deb 12 January 1971 vol 809 c42W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many meetings were held between his Department and tobacco manufacturers concerning limiting promotion of sales of cigarettes by means of gift coupons; how many manufacturers were prepared, as a result of these meetings, to eliminate this method from their promotion activities; and if he will make a statement.

Sir K. Joseph

I understand that the subject was discussed at over a dozen meetings in 1966 and 1967, and that two firms were then prepared to subscribe to an agreement to end coupon schemes.