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New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions

Part of Orders of the Day — Health Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:45 pm on 14th February 2006.

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Photo of Iris Robinson Iris Robinson DUP, Strangford 4:45 pm, 14th February 2006

I thank the hon. Gentleman. In the Irish Republic, one person in three used to smoke, but that has fallen to fewer than one in four. That significant change shows that the ban has been a deterrent. If a ban is good enough for the Irish Republic and for Northern Ireland, I do not see why we should differentiate on the mainland.


Posted on 15 Feb 2006 2:09 pm (Report this annotation)

Where, exactly, is this 'mainland' you refer to?