Another Conservative MP has called for amendments to the smoking ban. Brian Binley, MP for Northampton South, said he would use his new position as vice-chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group to lobby the Government to allow pubs to have separate rooms for smokers. Binley (who voted for the ban) told his local newspaper:
"I think if pubs can prove they've got proper extraction fans or a room set aside for smokers, they should be allowed to operate in that way, not shove people outside in all weathers into these shanties and so-called smoking shelters.
"It's just crazy that people are being forced to stand outside and people who live near pubs are left complaining about the noise generated by them.
"So I'll be calling on the Government to ensure that if pubs have proper extraction systems or special smoking rooms, smoking should be allowed in those rooms.
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