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House of Lords: Smoking

Volume 684: debated on Monday 24 July 2006

asked the Chairman of Committees:

What arrangements will be made to ensure that the House of Lords adopts policies on smoking consistent with the Health Act 2006.[HL7121]

Part 1 of the Health Act 2006 does not apply to either House of Parliament, but it has been the long-held position that on matters such as public health and safety this House gives effect to general legislation as if it applied to the House.

In the next Session, proposals will be put to the Administration and Works Committee for bringing the House fully in line with Part 1 of the Health Act 2006. The committee will then make a set of recommendations to the House before the provisions of that part of the Act come into force