HC Deb 22 July 1991 vol 195 cc409-10W
Mr. Michael

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he will make it his policy that any regulations on the labelling of tobacco products on sale in the United Kingdom apply fully to all imported items as well as to items produced within the United Kingdom.

Mr. Dorrell

The effect of Council directive 89/622/ EEC concerning the labelling of tobacco products will be to introduce partial harmonisation of the regulations governing tobacco products in the EC. This permits such products to be imported from other EC member states provided that they have complied with the directive and that the health warnings and the statement of tar and nicotine yields appear in English. Tobacco products imported from outside the Community will be required to comply with the United Kingdom labelling regulations applicable to products manufactured in the United Kingdom.

District Health Authorities—Income from Fund Raising under Section 5 of the Health Services Act 1980
1987–88 £(cash) 1988–89 £(cash) 1989–90 £(cash)
Hartlepool 0 0 72,758
North Tees 107,532 188,578 57,012
West Cumbria 81 0 0
South West Durham 130 0 0
Northumberland 0 20,213 118,743
Harrogate 1,376 601 423,992
Bradford 0 1,478 29,855

Mr. Dorrell

The table gives the numbers and types of transplants performed in NHS hospitals in the United Kingdom for the years for which records are held, according to information supplied by the United Kingdom Transplant Support Service Authority.