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WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th July 2018

Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representation he has received on his Department’s participation in the 8th Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organisation framework convention on Tobacco Control in October 2018.

Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department’s priorities are for the 8th Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organisation Framework convention on Tobacco Control to be held in October 2018.

Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The United Kingdom Government will participate in the 8th Conference of the Parties (CoP) in Geneva in October 2018. The Department has not received representations relating to its participation.

The CoP draft agenda has now been published on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control website at the following link:

http://www.who.int/fctc/cop/sessions/cop8/en/

As a global leader on tobacco control, the UK Government will engage constructively at the CoP, working closely with fellow members of the European Union and with other partners, with a view to promoting the effective implementation of the Convention and thereby addressing the global tobacco epidemic.