HC Deb 07 February 1986 vol 91 c284W
Mr. Macfarlane

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied about the working of the voluntary tobacco agreement between the governing bodies of sport and the tobacco companies; whether he has sought the advice of the Sports Council on this matter; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Tracey

I am satisfied that a voluntary agreement provides the best way of securing that the promotional activities of tobacco companies conform with the overall Government policy and in particular with the voluntary agreement on advertising. I have sought the advice of the Sports Council and other interested bodies on the working of the present agreement. Any alterations sought to the agreement will be decided in the light of comments which I receive and amendments to the voluntary agreement on advertising, which are currently under discussion between the companies and by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services.