Lord Trimble

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Lord Trimble (William David Trimble) is a British politician who has been in the UK House of Lords from June 2006.1

Relationship with the Tobacco Industry

Accepted Tobacco Hospitality

On 24 July 2014, Lord Trimble attended Glyndebourne Opera as a guest of Japan Tobacco International (JTI).23
JTI has often provided hospitality or gifts to UK politicians. For an overview of UK Members of Parliament (MPs) and peers who have taken hospitality from JTI and other tobacco companies, go to Tobacco Industry Hospitality for UK Politicians.
Lord Trimble’s acceptance of tobacco industry hospitality contravenes the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), to which the UK has been a Party to since December 2004.4 Guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the Treaty, recommend that Parties “should interact with the tobacco industry only when and to the extent strictly necessary to enable them to effectively regulate the tobacco industry and tobacco products”.5

TobaccoTactics Resources

Relevant Link

Profile of Lord Trimble on UK Parliament website.

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  1. House of Lords, MPs, Lords & Offices: Lord Trimble, UK Parliament website, undated, accessed November 2017
  2. House of Lords, Register of Interests 2 April 2015, UK Parliament website, accessed November 2017
  3. J. Gornall, Tickets to Glyndebourne or the Oval? Tobacco’s bid to woo MPs and peers, the BMJ, 23 May 2015, accessed November 2017
  4. United Nations Treaty Collection, WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, Geneva, 21 May 2003, undated, accessed November 2017
  5. World Health Organization, Guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, 2008, accessed November 2017