Health and Community Care Committee

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Scotland) Bill

Call for Written Submissions



The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Scotland) Bill has been introduced in the Scottish Parliament as a members bill. A copy is attached.

The Health and Community Care, and Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, Committees have been allocated responsibility to examine the bill at stage 1. This process involves coming to a view on whether they support the general principles of the bill.

We are contacting you, as a party with an interest in the legislation, to gauge your views. We would be interested to receive your views on the bill by Monday 7 January at the latest.

The Committees of the Parliament operate electronically wherever possible, and we would ask you to respond to the following email address:

tobaccoadvertbill@scottish.parliament.uk

We would ask you to make your response no more than 4 sides of A4 in length, and you should be aware that, unless you indicate otherwise, your submission will be made public, and published on the Parliament's website.

You may respond in any way that you wish, but we attach below a series of questions that we would wish you to cover in your response. If you wish you may use it as a template on which to respond.

If you have any queries please email them to the above address or telephone Graeme Elliott on 0131 348 5247

Thank you for your assistance with the work of the Committees.

Margaret Smith
Convener
Health and Community Care Committee

Alex Neil
Convener
Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee


Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Scotland) Bill

Key Questions

Have you been consulted on this bill?

If so, do you feel that you views have been taken into account in the bill?


Do you support the general principles of this bill?


Do you feel that there are any significant omissions in this bill?


Your reasons for supporting the bill, or otherwise.


Do you support the further control of tobacco advertising
a) at Scottish level?
b) at UK level?

Public Health Issues

Would the bill, in your opinion lead to an improvement in public health? If so, to what extent will this improvement be felt, in which areas of public health and on what evidence?


Are there any other relevant health issues you would wish to bring to the Committees' attention?


Business Issues

Would the legislation have an impact on your business, or those of your members, and if so, how?

Are there any other relevant business issues you would wish to bring to the Committees' attention?