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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 14th February 2006

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Health Bill, As Amended


 

New ClauseS RELATING TO PART 1 AND TO THE AGE FOR SALE OF TOBACCO

 

Smoke-free premises: exemptions

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Mr Greg Knight

 

Mr David Clelland [R]

 

Mr Doug Henderson

 

Read a second time, on division  nc5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The appropriate national authority may make regulations providing for specified

 

descriptions of premises, or specified areas within specified descriptions of

 

premises, not to be smoke-free despite section 2.

 

(2)    

Descriptions of premises which may be specified under subsection (1) include, in

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particular—

 

(a)    

any premises where a person has his home, or is living whether

 

permanently or temporarily (including hotels, care homes, and prisons

 

and other places where a person may be detained),

 

(b)    

except as mentioned in subsection (5), any premises in respect of which

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a club premises certificate (within the meaning of section 60 of the

 

Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17)) has effect.

 

(3)    

The power to make regulations under subsection (1) is not exercisable so as to

 

specify any description of premises in respect of which a premises licence under

 

the Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17) authorising the consumption of alcohol on the

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premises has effect.

 

(4)    

But subsection (3) does not prevent the exercise of that power so as to specify any

 

area, within a specified description of premises mentioned in subsection (3),

 

where a person has his home, or is living whether permanently or temporarily.

 

(5)    

If both a club premises certificate and a premises licence authorising the

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consumption of alcohol on the premises have effect in respect of any premises,

 

those premises are to be treated for the purposes of this section as if only the

 

premises licence had effect in respect of them.

 

(6)    

The regulations may provide, in relation to any description of premises or areas

 

of premises specified in the regulations, that the premises or areas are not smoke-

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free—


 
 

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(a)    

in specified circumstances,

 

(b)    

if specified conditions are satisfied, or

 

(c)    

at specified times,

 

    

or any combination of those.

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(7)    

The conditions may include conditions requiring the designation in accordance

 

with the regulations, by the person in charge of the premises, of any rooms in

 

which smoking is to be permitted.’.

 

As Amendments to Ms Secretary Hewitt’s proposed New Clause (Smoke-free

 

premises: exemptions) (NC5):—

 

Caroline Flint

 

Hugh Bayley

 

Mr Kevin Barron

 

Mr John Grogan

 

Mr Paul Burstow

 

Agreed to on division  (a)

 

Line  9,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Dr Andrew Murrison

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Not called  (j)

 

Line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

premises of specialist tobacconists, as defined in section 6 of the Tobacco

 

Advertising and Promotion Act 2002 (c. 36).’.

 

Caroline Flint

 

Hugh Bayley

 

Mr Paul Burstow

 

Mr Kevin Barron

 

Mr John Grogan

 

Agreed to  (b)

 

Line  13,  after first ‘of’ insert ‘(a)’.

 

Caroline Flint

 

Hugh Bayley

 

Mr Paul Burstow

 

Mr Kevin Barron

 

Mr John Grogan

 

Agreed to  (c)

 

Line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(b)    

premises in respect of which a club premises certificate (within the

 

meaning of section 60 of that Act) has effect.’.

 

Caroline Flint

 

Hugh Bayley

 

Mr Paul Burstow

 

Mr Kevin Barron

 

Mr John Grogan

 

Agreed to  (d)

 

Line  19,  leave out subsection (5).


 
 

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Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Dr Andrew Murrison

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Not called  (i)

 

Line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Regulations made under subsection (1) shall not provide for premises or areas of

 

premises in respect of which a club premises certificate has effect if they are

 

premises or areas of premises open to the public to which children have access.’.

 

Dr Tony Wright

 

Not called  (g)

 

Line  30,  after second ‘conditions’, insert ‘(a)’.

 

Dr Tony Wright

 

Not called  (h)

 

Line  32,  at end add—

 

‘(b)    

requiring the physical segregation of rooms where smoking is permitted

 

from those where it is not;

 

(c)    

stipulating what food or drink may be consumed in any rooms where

 

smoking is permitted; and

 

(d)    

requiring all staff who enter such rooms to do so only on a voluntary

 

basis.’.

 

Clause, as amended, added on division.

 


 

Power to amend age for sale of tobacco etc

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Added  nc6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may from time to time by order amend the following

 

enactments by substituting, in each place where a person’s age is specified, a

 

different age specified in the order—

 

(a)    

section 7 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12) (sale of

 

tobacco etc to persons under 16),

 

(b)    

section 4 of the Children and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco)

 

Act 1991 (c. 23) (display of warning statements in retail premises and on

 

vending machines).

 

(2)    

But the age specified in an order under subsection (1) may not be lower than 16.’.

 



 
 

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Age of purchase of tobacco products

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Dr Andrew Murrison

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Not called  NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The appropriate national authority may issue regulations modifying the Children

 

and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco) Act 1991 (c. 23) so as to substitute

 

for the age specified in any of its provisions such other higher age or ages as they

 

consider appropriate.

 

(2)    

In section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12) leave out “of

 

sixteen years” and insert “specified by regulations under the Health Act 2006

 

(c. )”.’.

 


 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Philip Davies

 

Mr Roger Gale

 

Not called  8

 

Page  1,  line  1,  leave out clauses 1 to 12.

 


 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  18

 

Page  2,  line  25  [Clause  2],  leave out ‘Section 3’ and insert ‘Section (Smoke-free

 

premises: exemptions)’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  19

 

Page  2,  line  30,  leave out Clause 3.

 

Mr Laurence Robertson

 

Philip Davies

 

James Duddridge

 

Mr Mark Field

 

Not called  36

 

Page  2,  line  31  [Clause  3],  leave out subsections (1) to (4) and insert—

 

‘( )    

Despite section 2, the following descriptions of premises, may not be smoke-

 

free—

 

(a)    

premises where a person has his home, or is living whether permanently

 

or temporarily;

 

(b)    

licensed premises;

 

(c)    

premises in respect of which a club premises certificate is in force.’.

 

John Hemming

 

Not called  10

 

Page  2,  line  33  [Clause  3],  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(1A)    

The regulations may provide for local authorities to licence designated rooms in

 

which smoking is to be permitted under appropriate conditions.’.

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  5

 

Page  2,  line  37  [Clause  3],  leave out from ‘hotels’ to end of line 38 and insert ‘and

 

care homes, but not including prisons)’.

 

Mr Robert N. Wareing

 

John Cummings

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  27

 

Page  2,  line  38  [Clause  3],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

premises in respect of which there are designated areas in which smoking

 

is to be permitted.’.

 


 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Dr Andrew Murrison

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Not called  6

 

Page  4,  line  3  [Clause  5],  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

any private motor vehicle not available for hire or reward.

 

(d)    

any occupant of a private motor vehicle not available for hire or reward.’.

 


 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  20

 

Page  5,  line  31  [Clause  7],  leave out ‘3’ and insert ‘(Smoke-free premises:

 

exemptions)’.

 


 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Agreed to  24

 

Page  6,  line  3  [Clause  8],  after ‘section’ insert ‘6(5) or’.

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt                                                                                         

Agreed to

 

That Clause No. 8 be transferred to end of line 38 on page 6.

 



 
 

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remaining new clauses

 

Enforcement

 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

Added  NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In section 108 of the Medicines Act 1968 (c. 67) (enforcement in England and

 

Wales)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (1), at the beginning insert “Subject to the provisions of

 

subsection (6C) of this section,”,

 

(b)    

after subsection (6) insert—

 

“(6A)    

The Pharmaceutical Society shall be under a duty, concurrently

 

with the appropriate Minister, to enforce the provisions of

 

subsections (4) and (5) of section 72A of this Act in their

 

application to England and Wales.

 

(6B)    

The Pharmaceutical Society shall be under a duty to enforce the

 

other provisions of section 72A of this Act, and any regulations

 

made under them, in their application to England and Wales.

 

(6C)    

The appropriate Minister shall be under no duty to enforce those

 

other provisions, or any regulations made under them, in their

 

application to England and Wales.

 

(6D)    

Notwithstanding subsection (6C) of this section the appropriate

 

Minister is to be treated for the purposes of sections 111 to 114

 

of this Act—

 

(a)    

as empowered by this section to enforce those other

 

provisions, or any regulations made under them, in their

 

application to England and Wales, and

 

(b)    

to that extent as an enforcement authority in relation to

 

those other provisions or those regulations in their

 

application to England and Wales.”,

 

(c)    

in subsection (9)(a), after “hospital” insert “(except in relation to so much

 

of the hospital premises as is a registered pharmacy)”,

 

(d)    

in subsection (10), for “(4) to (8)” substitute “(4) to (6A), (7) and (8)”.

 

(2)    

In section 109 of the Medicines Act 1968 (c. 67) (enforcement in Scotland), in

 

subsection (1), at the beginning insert “Subject to the provisions of section

 

108(6C) of this Act as applied by subsection (2) of this section,”.

 

(3)    

In section 110 of the Medicines Act 1968 (c. 67) (enforcement in Northern

 

Ireland)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (1), for “subsection (4)” substitute “subsections (3C) and

 

(4)”,

 

(b)    

after subsection (3) insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Pharmaceutical Society shall be under a duty, concurrently

 

with the Minister, to enforce the provisions of subsections (4)

 

and (5) of section 72A of this Act in their application to Northern

 

Ireland.


 
 

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(3B)    

The Pharmaceutical Society shall be under a duty to enforce the

 

other provisions of section 72A of this Act, and any regulations

 

made under them, in their application to Northern Ireland.

 

(3C)    

The Minister shall be under no duty to enforce those other

 

provisions, or any regulations made under them, in their

 

application to Northern Ireland.

 

(3D)    

Notwithstanding subsection (3C) of this section the Minister is to

 

be treated for the purposes of sections 111 to 114 of this Act—

 

(a)    

as empowered by this section to enforce those other

 

provisions, or any regulations made under them, in their

 

application to Northern Ireland, and

 

(b)    

to that extent as an enforcement authority in relation to

 

those other provisions or those regulations in their

 

application to Northern Ireland.”,

 

(c)    

in subsection (5)(a), for “and (3)” substitute “to (3D)”,

 

(d)    

in subsection (5)(b), for “(4) to (8)” substitute “(4) to (6A), (7) and (8)”.’.

 


 

Breastfeeding etc.

 

Mr David Kidney

 

Annette Brooke

 

Not selected  nc1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Subject to subsection (2), it is an offence deliberately to prevent or stop a person

 

in charge of a child from feeding milk to that child in a public place or on licensed

 

premises.

 

(2)    

Subsection (1) does not apply if the child, at the material time, is not lawfully

 

permitted to be in the public place or on the licensed premises otherwise than for

 

the purpose of being fed milk.

 

(3)    

A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable on summary

 

conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.

 

(4)    

In this section—

 

“child” means a person who has not yet attained the age of two years;

 

“feeding” includes—

 

(a)    

breastfeeding; and

 

(b)    

feeding from a bottle or other container;

 

    

“licensed premises” means premises used for licensable activity under Part III of

 

the Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17);

 

“milk” means breastmilk, cow’s milk or infant formula;

 

“public place” means any place to which, at the material time, the public or any

 

section of the public has access, on payment or otherwise, as of right or by virtue

 

of express or implied permission.’.

 



 
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