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Smoking Bans

Volume 407: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take powers to ban smoking in areas next to children's playgrounds. [119883]

There are no plans to take powers to ban smoking in areas next to children's playgrounds in England.In Scotland and Wales, responsibility for this matter rests with the devolved administrations. While the institutions in Northern Ireland are dissolved, responsibility rests with Ministers in the Northern Ireland Office.