HC Deb 23 March 1983 vol 39 c428W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will recommend all regional authorities to take steps to discourage smoking in hospital, especially in maternity departments.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

An existing circular already asks authorities to discourage smoking in hospitals, except in special smoking areas, and draws particular attention to the need to discourage smoking by pregnant women and mothers of young children.