Smoking

Health written question – answered on 13th July 2005.

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Photo of John Cummings John Cummings Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) if she will include in her consultation on the elements of forthcoming health improvement legislation relating to restrictions on smoking the option of designated smoking rooms in workplaces, including licensed premises;

(2) if she will include in her consultation on elements of forthcoming health improvement legislation relating to restrictions on smoking the designation of well-ventilated smoking rooms which are separated from both bar and eating areas.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The Government's proposals were set out in the White Paper, Choosing Health", in November 2004 for legislation for the vast majority of enclosed public places and workplaces to be smokefree.

Consultation on these proposals began on 20 June, when the consultation paper, Smokefree elements of the Health Improvement and Protection Bill", was published. A copy is available in the Library.

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