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Health Questions in tropical heat

Minister's "mealymouthed" performance on plain cigarette packaging in the heat of the Commons chamber

By Jay Elwes  

Jeremy Hunt giving a speech to constituents in 2010 (Image: Jdfirth)

The Parliamentary term is drawing to a close and the heat in the Commons is intense. The thick carpets and heavy curtains were not made with tropical weather in mind.

At Health Questions, Cathy Jamieson, (Lab, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valey) began with a question to minister Anna Soubry about the branding of cigarette packets. Who was it, asked Jamieson, that over-ruled the Government’s policy on plain packaging? The implication of this was clear—the Prime…

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