§ Mrs. Peacock
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what proposal he has to amend health and safety legislation to provide a remedy for employees whose health is threatened by passive smoking at work; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 1 July 1993]: Adequate legal protection for employees against risks to health from passive smoking at work is already provided by section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974. No amendment is therefore necessary.