HC Deb 11 March 1991 vol 187 cc412-3W
Mr. Amos

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans he has to support smokers in his Department to give up smoking on the eighth No Smoking Day on 13 March; and if he will make a statement.

Miss Widdecombe

The Department has undertaken extensive publicity to make staff aware of no smoking day, including Health Education Authority posters on all notice boards, articles in house magazines, reminders in weekly circulars and competitions to encourage staff to give up smoking. In addition, under the Department's established policy on non-smoking, staff are allowed paid time off to attend recognised courses to help them stop smoking.