Lobbying non-scandal as ministers work with cancer campaigners

The Sunday Express reports that ‘ministers were under fire last night after e-mails were published showing how lobbyists shaped a proposed ban on cigarette displays in shops’.

Sounds shocking eh? Well it’s really not…

According to the paper, secret emails reveal ‘close relations between Department of Health officials and anti-smoking campaigners Ash and Cancer Research UK… One lobbyist was even allowed to work inside the DoH.’

So someone from Cancer Research UK was seconded to DoH to help with a bit of research about, er, cancer?

It wouldn’t surprise me to see a big story about lobbyists and access in the run up to the general election – but my hunch is that this ain’t it.

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One response to “Lobbying non-scandal as ministers work with cancer campaigners

  1. Wow, lobbying sinks to a new low.

    Let’s hope house prices aren’t affected.

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