Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill — Penalties — 13 Feb 2001

Mr Stuart Bell MP, Middlesbrough voted with the majority (Aye).

I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 1, line 6, after second "advertisement", insert "including product placement".

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment No. 1, in page 1, line 8, after "so", insert--

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Amendment made: No. 40, in page 1, line 18, leave out subsection (3).-- [Yvette Cooper.]

I beg to move amendment No. 12, in page 1, line 21, leave out "includes" and insert--

'shall, to the extent set out in regulations made by the Secretary of State after consultation with representatives of those involved in the electronic publication and transmission of material, include'.

Distributing a tobacco advertisement includes transmitting it in electronic form, participating in doing so, and providing the means of transmission.

That is fair to internet service providers.

It being a quarter past Eight o'clock, Madam Deputy Speaker proceeded to put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [7 November and this day].

Amendment negatived.

Amendment made: No. 41, in page 2, line 19, leave out--

'which is printed outside the United Kingdom and'.-- [Yvette Cooper.]

Amendment made: No. 42, in page 4, line 4, leave out--

'tobacco products or causes them to be displayed'

and insert--

'or causes to be displayed tobacco products or their prices'.-- [Yvette Cooper.]

Amendments made: No. 43, in page 4, line 42, after "sum", insert--

'or at a substantial discount'.

No. 44, in page 4, line 43, at end insert--

'( ) If regulations under subsection (6) provide for this section to apply to making products or coupons available at a substantial discount, the regulations must provide for the meaning of "substantial discount".'.-- [Yvette Cooper.]

Amendment made: No. 48, in page 5, line 7, after "which", insert--

', in the course of a business,'.-- [Yvette Cooper.]

Amendment made: No. 45, in page 5, line 20, at end insert--

'( ) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section to prove that he did not know and had no reason to suspect that the contribution referred to in subsection (2) was made in the course of a business.'.-- [Yvette Cooper.]

Amendment made: No. 46, in page 5, line 36, at end insert--

'( ) If regulations under this section provide for a prohibition or restriction to be subject to an exception, the regulations may also make such provision as the Secretary of State considers appropriate for a corresponding exception to have effect for the purposes of offences under section 2, 3, 8, 9 or 10.'.-- [Yvette Cooper.]

Amendment made: No. 47, in page 5, line 41, leave out "a tobacco advertisement" and insert "anything".-- [Yvette Cooper.]

Amendment made: No. 49, in page 9, line 3, leave out "three" and insert "six".-- [Yvette Cooper.]

Amendment made: No. 50, in page 9, line 4, at end insert--

'; or

(b) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or a fine, or both.'.-- [Yvette Cooper.]

Order for Third Reading read.

Perhaps the Scottish Parliament should decide on its own bill, which could encompass not just advertising, but point-of-sale materials, sales to those who are under age, and more enforcement. Perhaps more of the issues should be dealt with in this chamber."--[ Scottish Parliament Official Report , 17 January 2001; Vol. 10, c. 279-80.]

Question put, That the Bill be now read the Third time:--

The House divided: Ayes 327, Noes 5.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con1 5 (+2 tell)05.0%
Lab292 (+2 tell) 0070.5%
LDem26 0055.3%
PC1 0025.0%
SNP2 0033.3%
UUP5 0055.6%
Total:327 5052.3%

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Sir Peter EmeryEast DevonConaye

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