Examination of Witness

Part of Tobacco and Vapes Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:50 pm ar 30 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Mary Glindon Mary Glindon Opposition Whip (Commons) 2:50, 30 Ebrill 2024

Q I was just searching for a quote, which I think I cited in a debate last year, about a survey that had been commissioned about buying vapes. Out of the 28 vapes that were bought, 25 were illicit vapes. I presume that those are from places that are not responsible retailers—they clearly are irresponsible if they sell those. Are there a lot of retailers that do not subscribe to your organisation where this sort of thing could be occurring? If that is the case, how can we encourage them to become responsible retailers and join the consortium? What should be done? Do you try to reach out to retailers that you know are perhaps not the best and that you would like to see engage with your organisation to help to prevent this kind of illicit sale?