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SMOKING IN THE WORKPLACE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1621A1: tabled on 28 October 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Kevin Barron on 12 July 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add 'and further calls on Trade Unions who represent vulnerable workers to wake up to their responsibilities and lead the campaign on this issue.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes the recent group statement by 29 of the world's leading cancer experts that passive smoking causes cancer; is consequently concerned about the serious health implications for the estimated three million non-smokers in the United Kingdom who are routinely exposed to passive smoke while at work; believes that employees in this situation need stronger protection and will continue to suffer unless government takes action; further notes new Office for National Statistics figures showing as many as 86 per cent. of the public are in favour of restricting smoking in workplaces; urges the Government to pay heed to the cancer experts' findings and implement the Health and Safety Commission-backed Approved Code of Practice on passive smoking at work with immediate effect; is convinced the ACoP would significantly reduce or eliminate passive smoking exposure; and further believes it is incomprehensible that business leaders continue to oppose the ACoP given that second-hand smoke is a killer.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.