Government expected to implement ban on smoking in cars
As expected, MPs last night (10 Feb) voted to give the Government the power to introduce a ban on smoking in cars when children are present, and the Government has indicated it intends to implement a ban.
MPs voted in favour of an amendment to the Children and Families Bill by 376 votes to 107. The vote also gives the Welsh Government the power to legislate to introduce a ban in Wales.
While the amendment does not compel the Government to introduce a ban it intends to do so, according to BBC News.
While some have argued in favour of the ban on grounds of improving the health of children, others have opposed it on grounds of state intervention on matters of personal choice, and the difficulties in terms of enforcing it.
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