§ Lord Smith of Leigh
asked Her Majesty's Government:
In the light of evidence of the effects of passive smoking, how they propose to protect those who work in places where smoking is currently allowed. [HL4568]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Warner)
This year as part of the Choosing Health? consultation the Government talked to a wide range of people to get their views and their proposals about how health may be improved. One issue this covered is how best to protect people from secondhand smoke. We have stated our belief that the status quo is not an option. The Goverment's conclusions on this matter will be covered in the forthcoming White Paper.