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MP tables motion on smoking in pubs and clubs

I am pleased to report that David Nuttall, Conservative MP for Bury North - one of several MPs who attended Smoke On The Water (the Forest boat party) in July - has tabled the following Ten Minute Rule Motion in the House of Commons:

Public Houses and Private Members’ Clubs (Smoking)
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to exempt public houses and private members’ clubs from the requirements of Part 1 of the Health Act 2006 relating to smoke-free premises; and for connected purposes.

A supporter of the Save Our Pubs & Clubs campaign, David will give a speech to the House in support of the motion on October 13.

Update: David has just agreed to speak at Forest's fringe meeting at the Conservative conference on Monday October 4. See below.

Reader Comments (6)

Are public houses legally defined already or would they need to be for such an amendment?

September 17, 2010 at 17:28 | Unregistered CommenterFredrik Eich

Bravo that man! I'm sure he's well versed on the arguments and themes, so praise is all that is needed.

September 17, 2010 at 19:54 | Unregistered CommenterThe Talking Clock

And well done Mr. Clark !

September 17, 2010 at 22:44 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Well done that man. If that's the kind of MP Bury has got I might even consider moving there!

September 17, 2010 at 22:53 | Unregistered CommenterMr A

Right everyone, time to drop a line to your MP to say how much you like David Nuttal's proposal.

September 18, 2010 at 6:54 | Unregistered CommenterMark Butcher

A hearty well done to all involved. I will be writing to my MP this week to voice my support.

September 19, 2010 at 13:02 | Unregistered CommenterRTS

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