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Northern Ireland Office: Smoking

Volume 712: debated on Thursday 2 July 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discourage officials in the Northern Ireland Office from smoking. [HL4566]

A total smoking ban was introduced in all Northern Ireland Office and NI departmental premises in Northern Ireland on 1 January 2005 and was extended to the London office in March 2005. Recruitment and advertising literature highlights the ban and there are a number of measures in place to encourage and assist smoking cessation.