HC Deb 15 December 1998 vol 322 cc455-6W
Ms Osborne

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action he proposes to take to further the adoption of global standards on tobacco marketing. [64125]

Ms Jowell

I have been asked to reply.

We will fully co-operate in the planning, scheduling and information-sharing that would accompany the development of an international framework convention for tobacco control, intended to facilitate and encourage member states to strengthen their own national tobacco control policies. We will liaise with relevant organisations in taking this forward. The White Paper 'Smoking Kills' signalled our willingness to co-operate and we hope it will provide a model in the development and operation of a framework convention.