§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list for the past 20 years the information she has for each EC country on the rates of tobacco consumption, the proportions of smokers and the date of any ban on advertising of tobacco.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
The information is not held centrally in the form requested. Information on tobacco consumption and on advertising restrictions in OECD countries is contained in an article published in the "British Journal of Addiction"—1991—86, 1343–1354 and some data on smoking prevalence in EC member states is in an article in theBritish Medical Journal, volume 304, pages 370–72. Copies of these journals are available in the Library.