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BAN ON SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 374: tabled on 11 December 1991

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 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 congratulates the Government on the launch of its document, Smoking in Public Places, and warmly welcomes the code of practice; believes that this is a dramatic and major step forward in the campaign to make non-smoking the norm in all enclosed public places and that it is now only a question of time before smoking bans become statutory; notes that the Government has now accepted the growing public demand for smoke-free areas, that the majority of the population, who are non-smokers, are entitled to breathe smoke-free air, that breathing in other people's smoke kills, and that environmental tobacco smoke is anti-social and cannot adequately be removed by ventilation; and urges the Government immediately to make such bans compulsory.