HC Deb 16 March 1993 vol 221 cc228-9W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what surveys have been commissioned by the Home and Health Department into the number and estimated percentage of hospital shops which sell cigarettes and similar products.

Mr. Stewart

[holding answer 15 March 1993]: No surveys of hospital shops have been commissioned, but all health boards are committed to having policies in place to create a virtually smoke-free national health service as from 31 May 1993 and progress will be monitored by the NHS management executive in Scotland.