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Impact assessment opinion: Standardised packaging of tobacco products

Evaluation of the Department of Health impact assessment for Standardised packaging of tobacco products

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Following scrutiny of an impact assessment (IA) carried out prior to a regulatory proposal, the RPC provides an ‘opinion’ on the quality of analysis and evidence presented in the IA. This opinion then informs the decisions of ministers as to whether they proceed or not with the proposal.