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Alex MP’s smoking in cars Bill passed in the Lords

Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham has expressed his delight that his Bill to ban smoking in cars when there are children present has been brought back to life in the House of Lords by Lord Ribeiro.

Following on from Alex’s attempts to get the bill passed in the Commons, Tory Peer, Lord Ribeiro, successfully tabled the second reading of the Smoke-free Private Vehicles Bill, which will now be debated in Committee.

Alex said:

“It’s great news that the Lords voted for the smoking in cars bill to be debated in committee – we are now one step closer to implementing a ban which will do so much to ensure that children lead smoke-free lives.

“I only hope that the Bill will soon pass through the Commons – with 300,000 children every year seeing their GP with smoking related illnesses, it is critical that this Bill is brought into law and the health of the nation’s children is put ahead of the rights of smokers.”