HC Deb 28 June 1999 vol 334 c44W
27. Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to ensure the removal of tobacco sponsorship from sport. [87226]

Mr. Banks

Draft regulations banning tobacco advertising were published on 17 June 1999. It is our intention, subject to consultation, to bring the general advertising regulations into force on 10 December. Tobacco sponsored sports events will have until 2003, or (in exceptional global cases) 2006, in order to allow them time to secure alternative sponsors.