HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 c840W
Mr. Cartwright

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps she is taking to ensure that the law prohibiting the sale of tobacco to children under 16 years of age is better known; and whether she will propose that notices drawing attention to the legal position be displayed prominently in tobacconists' shops.

Dr. Owen

The Tobacco Advisory Committee—TAG—has been asked to consider sending a further notice to tobacconists reminding them of the law. In 1962 the TAC issued a circular to all retail tobacconists and I understand that many tobacconists welcomed this and used it as a notice for display in their shops. My officials are also considering, in consultation with the Home Office, other measures which might be taken to secure that the law forbidding the sale of cigarette to children under 16 is better known.