“My request concerns any breaches or suspected breaches of the following legislation within your local authority:
* The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display) (England) Regulations 2010
* The Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display of Prices) (England) Regulations 2010
I am interested in finding out:
(a) the total annual number of reported instances of a suspected breach in the two regulations listed above, for each year since the regulation came into force for all outlets in April 2015.
Two reported breaches; both in 2016
In addition, where possible please also provide the following for each year:
b) The total annual number of fines and/or sentences issued following a reported instance of a suspected breach – 0
c) The total number of warnings issued following a reported instance of a suspected breach – Advice was provided to the traders in both instances in (a), above.
d) A percentage breakdown of the varying reasons why a store is found to be in breach – Both instances were regarding open display of tobacco products .
e) The total annual number of cases found not to be in breach – 0
f) The total annual number of cases pending further investigation – 0