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Smoking Policy In Government Departments
12 February 2001
Volume 622

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will publish in the

Official Report, or place in the Library of the House, a table showing the number of designated smoking rooms in each government department; and whether smoking is permitted in the staff restaurant and library of each department. [HL361]

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Responsibility for policy concerning smoking in government buildings is delegated to departments.I have asked colleagues in other departments for details and will write to the noble Lord with my findings. I will place a copy of the letter in the Library of the House.

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of progress reports produced by government departments about their internal smoking policies. [HL363]

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Responsibility for policy concerning smoking in government departments has been delegated to departments. Specific departmental policies are not held centrally. I have asked my colleagues to provide the information requested and will write to the noble Lord with my findings. I will place a copy of the letter in the Library of the House.In my department we operate a no smoking policy in all of our buildings. Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. I will place a copy of the Cabinet Office policy in the Library of the House.