Freedom of information response

Breaches against Tobacco Advertising and Promotion

Publication date: 
Monday 16 September 2019
Request: 

I would like to please request the following information under the FOI act. My request concerns any breaches or suspected breaches of the following legislation within your local authority:

• The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display) (England) Regulations 2010
• The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display of Prices) (England) Regulations 2010

I am interested in finding out:

(a) the total annual number of reported instances of a suspected breach in the two regulations listed above, for each year since the regulation came into force for all outlets in April 2015.

In addition, where possible please also provide the following for each year:

b) The total annual number of fines and/or sentences issued following a reported instance of a suspected breach
c) The total number of warnings issued following a reported instance of a suspected breach
d) A percentage breakdown of the varying reasons why a store is found to be in breach
e) The total annual number of cases found not to be in breach
f) The total annual number of cases pending further investigation

Response: 

There was no breaches or suspected breaches of the legislation listed below  within this local authority:

•             The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display) (England) Regulations 2010

•             The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display of Prices) (England) Regulations 2010

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Request reference:
FOI 9333