Sir Humphrey opposes P.M. Hacker's plan to cut taxes, so Hacker steers the Minister for Health into campaigning against smoking as a diversion.

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Paul Eddington ...
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Derek Fowlds ...
John Barron ...
Sir Ian Whitworth - DHSS Secretary
Clive Merrison ...
Dr. Peter Thorn - Minister of State at the DHSS
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Bill Wallis ...
Leslie Potts - Minister for Sport
Brian Hawksley ...
Gerald - Chairman British Tobacco Group
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Sir Humphrey opposes P.M. Hacker's plan to cut taxes, so Hacker steers the Minister for Health into campaigning against smoking as a diversion.

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23 January 1986 (UK)  »

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Jim Hacker: It says here, smoking related diseases cost the National Health Service £165 million a year.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Yes but we've been in to that, it has been shown that if those extra 100,000 people had lived to a ripe old age, it would have cost us even more in pensions and social security than it did in medical treatment. So, financially speaking it's unquestionably better that they continue to die at their present rate.
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