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Prosecutions: Smoking

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Solicitor-General how many prosecutions have been brought for breach of the smoking ban; and if she will make a statement. (150814)

I have been asked to reply.

Although data are not yet available from enforcement authorities, the Department understands that due to high compliance there have not been any prosecutions brought in England for any of the offences set out in Part 1, Chapter 1 of the Health Act 2006.

The Department will routinely publish data on levels of compliance with smokefree legislation. The first report will be published in August 2007 on the Smokefree England website at:

www.smokefreeengland.co.uk.