Robert Syms – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Robert Syms on 2016-03-23.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the potential reduction in revenue to the public purse resulting from the EU Tobacco Products Directive.

Jane Ellison

The Department assesses the impact of all proposed measures before laying legislation using standard government methodology. These assessments are set out in Impact Assessments which are scrutinised by the Regulatory Policy Committee before publication alongside the Statutory Instrument. Impact Assessments include a thorough analysis of the costs, benefits and risks associated with policy options.

A number of the tobacco measures contain commitments to further review the impact of the legislation within five years of them coming into force.