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SMOKING IN WORK PLACES AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH WHITE PAPER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1738: tabled on 13 October 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House notes that the medical and scientific evidence of the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace is now overwhelming; further notes that exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace may cause more than 700 premature deaths a year, three times the number killed in industrial accidents; further notes that the Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health has concluded that exposure to secondhand smoke may increase non-smokers' risk of both lung cancer and ischaemic heart disease by about one quarter; further notes that the voluntary approach to smoking restrictions has left at least two million people still working in places where smoking is allowed throughout and at least another 10 million in places where smoking is allowed somewhere on the premises; further notes that the legislation in Ireland ending smoking in workplaces has been a medical and political success, resulting in a 97 per cent. observance rate, large falls in cigarette sales and a large rise in the number of smokers seeking to quit; believes that an end to smoking in the workplace would be a major advance towards a healthier population; and calls on the Government to commit itself to legislation ending smoking in all workplaces in the forthcoming White Paper on public health.

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.

Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2004
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2004
Sutton and Cheam
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2004
Cheadle
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2004
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 November 2004
East Londonderry
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2004
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
Keighley
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2004
Bristol West
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Hendon
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 November 2004
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 October 2004
Lagan Valley
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2004
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2004
Perth
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Aberavon
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2004
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2004
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 October 2004
North Down
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Wirral West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Bolton South East
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2004
Cheltenham
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2004
Edinburgh North and Leith
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 October 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2004
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2004
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Dumbarton
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2004
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Cardiff North
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Ilford North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2004
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 October 2004
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Loughborough
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 October 2004
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 November 2004
Belfast East
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2004
Colchester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2004
Kettering
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2004
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
West Renfrewshire
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Blaenau Gwent
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 October 2004
Belfast South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2004
City of Durham
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Wellingborough
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2004
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2004
North Cornwall
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 October 2004
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2004
Brecon and Radnorshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.