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EDM (Early Day Motion) 75: tabled on 24 May 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that the number of people using stop smoking services has decreased by over 50 per cent in the last five years due to the emergence of e-cigarettes and other tobacco alternatives; further notes that a market-based solution is the chief reason for this decline rather than the taxpayer-funded health campaigns; notes the recent comments of the Local Government Association on this issue stating spending large volumes of money on a service people are not using will fast undermine the cost-effectiveness of providing it; and calls on the Government and on all local authorities to review such services in light of these findings to ensure that they still represent value for money.