HC Deb 01 May 1972 vol 836 c13W
52. Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to make it compulsory for cigarette manufacturers to display on their packets the weight of tobacco contained therein.

Mr. Onslow:

Under the provisions of the Weights and Measures Act, 1963, the number of cigarettes is required to be marked on the packet. I do not think that a statement of weight would really help the smoker to choose his brand and it would create serious difficulties for the manufacturer.