§ Mrs. Peacock
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how progress towards the "The Health of the Nation" goal of a large majority of employers implementing a no-smoking policy by 1995 is being monitored; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 1 July 1993]: Achievement of "The Health of the Nation" aimthat the large majority of employees are covered by a no-smoking policy by 1995is being promoted by voluntary means, through encouraging employers to introduce sensible policies on smoking in discussion with their workforce. Early results from recent surveys indicate continuing progress towards realising this aim.