HL Deb 30 July 2002 vol 638 cc169-70WA
Lord Faulkner of Worcester

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress has been made in the Companies Act investigation into British American Tobacco that began on 30 October 2000. [HL5420]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Sainsbury of Turville)

The investigation into allegations that British American Tobacco was implicated in smuggling is continuing. A confidential investigation is being conducted under Section 447 of the Companies Act 1985. The department does not comment on any aspects of such inquiries.

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