HC Deb 26 June 2000 vol 352 cc367-8W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on (a) the effectiveness of his Department's no-smoking policy and (b) the proportion of his Department's offices that do not allow smoking. [125155]

Ms Beverley Hughes

My Department operates a no-smoking policy in all of its buildings with smoking permitted only in designated rooms. The policy is considered to be effective. My Department will review this policy when the Health and Safety Executive issues the new Approved Code of Practice on Smoking.