HC Deb 31 January 2002 vol 379 c513W
Mr. Gale

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the letter sent to him by the hon. Member for North Thanet on 7 January concerning the right to buy tobacco and alcohol abroad in the EU; what response his Department has made to the letter of formal notice sent by the EU Commission to the Government of the United Kingdom commencing infringement proceedings under Article 226 of the relevant EU directive; and if he will place a copy of that response in the Library. [31882]

Mr. Boateng

I wrote to the hon. Gentleman on 30 January.