14 June: Baroness Thornton asked Her Majesty's Government which health agencies and arm's-length bodies will be affected by cuts in government spending

during the Question ....... Lord Faulkner of Worcester: My Lords, given the huge success of the tobacco-control legislation passed in the previous Parliament, which has already produced so many benefits including, as we have seen from recent statistics, a dramatic reduction in the number of heart-attack victims admitted to hospital, will the Minister give an assurance that the excellent smoking-cessation programmes run by his department will be exempted from any programme of cuts?

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