§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research the Government have commissioned recently into health risks of smoking in public places. 
§ Ms Jowell
In March this year the Department published a report by the scientific committee on tobacco and health. The committee scientifically reviewed and appraised a range of important issues relating to tobacco and health, including the health effects of exposure of non-smokers to environmental tobacco smoke. The Department has not recently commissioned any separate research into the associated health risks of smoking in public places.
Copies of the report are available in the Library and are also available from Her Majesty's Stationery Office.