HC Deb 04 March 1993 vol 220 cc222-3W
Ms. Primarolo

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what surveys have been conducted as to the number or estimated percentage of hospital shops that sell cigarettes.

Mr. Sackville

Guidance was issued to all national health service authorities and provider units in October 1992 requiring them to stop the sale of all tobacco on NHS premises, except to long-stay patients who are smokers, by 31 December 1992. No surveys have been conducted and implementation is being monitored through normal management arrangements.