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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 5:45 pm on 14th February 2006.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch 5:45 pm, 14th February 2006

I will not, because the right hon. Gentleman spoke for an inordinate length of time, and I want to allow others to speak.

The issue of smoking in prisons has been related to the issue of what a person can do in his or her own home, but there is a big distinction. At present people cannot drink alcohol in prison: thereby the Government accept that being a prisoner is different from being in an equivalent, or an extension, of one's own home.