HC Deb 09 April 1976 vol 909 c331W
Mr. Macfarlane

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his Department's policy towards the continuance of sports sponsorship by tobacco firms.

Dr. Owen

The Government's policy is to negotiate a voluntary code of practice acceptable to the Government, the industry and sport and a voluntary agreement to restrict the growth of expenditure on sports sponsorship by the tobacco industry.