David Ruffley

Former Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds

Smoking Bans

Over the years there have been votes in Parliament on banning smoking in restaurants, public buildings, pubs, and in cars with children present.

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David Ruffley generally voted against smoking bans

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about smoking bans:

  • On 11 Feb 2015: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Offence of Failing to Prevent Smoking In an Enclosed Vehicle in the Presence of Someone Under 18 Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2014: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Children and Families Bill — Offence of Smoking in a Private Vehicle When A Person Under 18 is Present Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Ban on Smoking in Private Vehicles Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Public Houses and Private Members' Clubs (Smoking) Bill Show vote
  • On 14 Feb 2006: David Ruffley voted no on Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — consideration Show vote
  • On 14 Feb 2006: David Ruffley voted no on Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — private clubs Show vote
  • On 14 Feb 2006: David Ruffley voted no on Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — as amended Show vote
  • On 14 Feb 2006: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Health Bill — Schedule 8 — Minor and consequential amendments Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2005: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Smoking in Public Places (Wales) Bill Show vote
  • On 14 Apr 2003: David Ruffley voted no on Smoking (Restaurants) Bill Show vote
  • On 29 Apr 2002: David Ruffley voted yes on Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 4 May 1999: David Ruffley was absent for a vote on Greater London Authority Bill — Enforcing no smoking signs in London taxis Show vote

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