Shailesh Vara

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

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North West Cambridgeshire Conservative

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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Shailesh Vara generally voted for 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.

All votes about smoking bans:

  • On 14 Feb 2006: Shailesh Vara voted yes on Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — consideration Show vote
  • On 14 Feb 2006: Shailesh Vara voted yes on Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — private clubs Show vote
  • On 14 Feb 2006: Shailesh Vara voted yes on Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — as amended Show vote
  • On 14 Feb 2006: Shailesh Vara voted yes on Health Bill — Schedule 8 — Minor and consequential amendments Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Shailesh Vara was absent for a vote on Public Houses and Private Members' Clubs (Smoking) Bill Show vote
  • On 22 Jun 2011: Shailesh Vara was absent for a vote on Ban on Smoking in Private Vehicles Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2014: Shailesh Vara voted in favour of a new law requiring private vehicles be smoke-free where a person under the age of 18 is present in the vehicle. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Shailesh Vara voted to make it an offence to for someone in charge of an enclosed vehicle to fail to prevent smoking within it if someone under 18 is present. Show vote

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