HL Deb 13 October 2000 vol 617 c59WA
Viscount Simon

asked the Chairman of Committees:

What will be the smoking policy in the Millbank building in both private offices and in public rooms. [HL4040]

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Boston of Faversham)

The policy agreed for Millbank House by the Offices Committee in its 6th Report (HL Paper 97) and subsequently approved by the House on 27 July is that smoking will be permitted in private offices only if all of the occupants of a room agree; and that smoking will not be permitted in any of the communal areas of the building (including the entrance lobby, the library, the refreshment facility, the conference rooms, corridors, staircases and lifts). There will be a rest room in which smoking will be permitted for the use of both staff and Members.