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Smoking: Public Transport

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th May 2002.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proposals they have to ban smoking on all public transport.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

As set out in the White paper Smoking Kills, we are working with businesses and others to achieve change on exposure to tobacco smoke. Smoking on public transport is a matter for the transport operators, and we support the bans operators have introduced.

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