Arthur Butler

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Arthur Butler was a tobacco industry lobbyist. He became a ‘public affairs consultant’ in 1971, following a career as a lobby journalist for national newspapers.1

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He is reported to have worked for Imperial Tobacco.2
From December 1998 he attended meetings of the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association, though minutes of the meetings do not specify which company or organisation he was working for.3 However, he was paid by the TMA from 2000.4 The TMA budgeted £13,000 plus expenses for Butler’s services in the financial year 2001/2.5

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  1. Picnic Publishing website, Arthur Butler, undated, accessed 23 January 2012
  2. Exclusively Independent website, Guest blog from Arthur Butler, 18 June 2010, accessed 24 January 2012
  3. Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association, Campaign Group Meeting, 10 December 1998, accessed 24 January 2012
  4. Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association, Financial Summary Nine Month Period Ended 31 December 2000, 31 December 2000, accessed 24 January 2012
  5. Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association, Provisional Budget for the Year Ended 31 March 2002, 31 March 2002, accessed 24 January 2012