HC Deb 29 January 1990 vol 166 c53W
Mr. Amos

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what provisions are being made in all the offices and other places under his Department's control for the convenience and comfort of non-smokers; and if he will make a statement on his Department's policy for non-smokers.

Mr. Atkins

My Department's policy for its offices is to create a non-smoking environment, with facilities for those who wish to smoke. We will arrange for non-smokers and smokers to occupy separate offices where other management considerations permit. Where all the occupants of any office agree, staff may display "no smoking" signs in that office. It is open to local management and staff to agree further measures to apply locally, on a voluntary basis.

In addition, since November 1989, a general "no smoking" policy has been applied in the waiting rooms of driving test centres throughout the country.