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PASSIVE SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 359: tabled on 11 December 2002

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 105 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the BMA's recent report on passive smoking, Towards Smoke-Free Public Places, which establishes beyond doubt that passive smoking is a cause of lung cancer, coronary heart disease and asthma attacks in adults and cot death, middle ear disease, respiratory infections and the development of asthma in children; notes that at least a thousand preventable deaths occur every year as a result of passive smoking and that there is no safe level of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke; welcomes the fact that the overwhelming majority of the public is in favour of smoking restrictions in the workplace and other public places; is concerned that in the UK, three million workers are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke in their workplaces and that those at highest risk of exposure are workers in the lowest socio-economic groups; further notes with concern that it is now more than four years since the Government published its proposals for an Approved Code of Practice on passive smoking at work and more than two years since the Health and Safety Commission recommended to the Government that the Code be adopted; concludes that in light of these delays and in view of the inadequacy of voluntary measures to protect workers and other against the serious dangers of passive smoking in public places, further action is now necessary; and calls on the Government to introduce legislation on passive smoking in the workplace and public places as a matter of urgency.

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.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2003
Edinburgh West
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2002
Rother Valley
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2003
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2003
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2002
Leeds North West
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2003
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2002
South Ribble
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2002
Manchester, Withington
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2003
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2003
Carshalton and Wallington
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2003
Cardiff West
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2003
Rhondda
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2003
Elmet
Burnham, Andy
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2002
Leigh
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2003
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2002
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2002
Cheadle
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2003
Cambridge
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2003
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Morley and Rothwell
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2003
Cynon Valley
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2002
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2003
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2003
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2002
Islington North
Cranston, Sir Ross
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2003
Dudley North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2003
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2003
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2002
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Holborn and St Pancras
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2002
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2003
South Swindon
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2002
Lichfield
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2003
Stevenage
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2002
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2003
Romsey
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2002
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 April 2003
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2002
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2003
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2003
North Down
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Wirral West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2002
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2002
Bolton South East
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2002
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2003
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2003
Feltham and Heston
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Worsley
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2003
Wrexham
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2003
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2003
Western Isles
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2003
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2003
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2003
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2003
Cardiff North
Munn, Meg
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2003
Sheffield, Heeley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2003
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2003
Knowsley South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2002
Ynys Môn
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2002
Ilford North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 February 2003
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2003
Dover
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2002
Portsmouth North
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2003
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2003
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2002
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2002
Colchester
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2002
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2003
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2002
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Castle Point
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2002
City of Durham
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2003
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2003
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 3 April 2003
Wyre Forest
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 December 2002
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2002
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2002
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2002
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Conwy
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2003
North Tayside
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2003
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2002
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2003
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

PASSIVE SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES (Amendment 1)
at ens add 'and notes that the use of smokeless tobacco eliminates all passive smoking risks.'.
Labour, Newport West
1
signature
EDM 359A1: tabled on 20 January 2003