35 Returns and reports

(1)

Every manufacturer and every importer of tobacco products must, not later than 31 January in each year, file with the Director-General, in the form and manner prescribed by regulations under this Part,—

(a)

a return showing—

(i)

by class of tobacco product, or brand of tobacco product of any class, or variant of a brand of tobacco product of any class, (as the regulations may require) the weight of tobacco and of each additive used in the manufacture of the tobacco products sold by the manufacturer or importer during the previous year; and

(ii)

the quantity of each brand, and of each variant of a brand, of tobacco product sold by the manufacturer or importer during the previous year; and

(iii)

the recommended price of each brand, and of each variant of a brand, of tobacco product sold by the manufacturer or importer during the previous year; and

(b)

a report of the results of all tests that the manufacturer or importer conducted during the previous year for the purposes of section 33 or section 34.

(2)

The Director-General—

(a)

must take all practicable steps to ensure that all returns and reports received under subsection (1) are publicly available on a website under the Director-General’s control; and

(b)

may publish or make publicly available in any other way all or any part of any such return or report.

Section 35: substituted, on 1 February 2004, by section 25 of the Smoke-free Environments Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 127).