HC Deb 17 March 1989 vol 149 cc367-8W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the Health and Safety Executive's advice on passive smoking.

Mr. Nicholls

The Health and Safety Executive advises employers to limit the exposure at work of non-smokers to tobacco smoke. I welcome the publication by the executive in November 1988 of a free booklet, "Passive Smoking at Work", which recommends that employers, in consultation with employees or their representatives, develop and implement policies to control smoking in the work place. I have arranged for a copy to be placed in the Library.