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Call for ban on vaping lobby funding

Mar 04, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

LOBBYISTS who represent tobacco companies should be banned from running an influential Westminster committee, the former standards watchdog chief has warned.

Sir Alistair Graham, chairman of the committee for standards in public life from 2003 to 2007, said it was not appropriate for the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) to bankroll a parliamentary group that is meant to be holding them to account.

He called for the rules governing All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) to be ov...