Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill [HL] — 1 Mar 2002 at 15:56
[Amendment No. 61 not moved.]
moved Amendment No. 62:
After Clause 15, insert the following new clause-
"REVIEW OF THIS ACT
(1) The provisions of this Act shall remain in force for six years and shall then expire unless continued in force by an order made under subsection (2).
(2) If, prior to the expiration of six years from the date of commencement of this Act or the coming into force of any order made under this subsection, the Secretary of State is satisfied that the operation of this Act has led to a reduction in the prevalence of smoking in the United Kingdom population, with particular reference to the uptake of smoking by persons under the age of 16, he may by order made by statutory instrument provide-
(a) that all or any of those provisions of the Act which are for the time being in force shall continue in force for a period not exceeding ten years from the coming into operation of the order, and
(b) that any of those provisions of the Act which are not for the time being in force shall come into force again and remain in force for a period not exceeding three years from the coming into operation of the order.
(3) No order shall be made under subsection (2) unless a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament."
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 62) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 16; Not-Contents, 49.
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