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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 714 - Tobacco control measures [Smoking in cars] [7811/14]. (18 Feb 2014)

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714. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Health his plans to prohibit smoking in cars where children are passengers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7811/14] 

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): As the Deputy will be aware, the Government has approved the drafting of amendments to a Private Member's Bill entitled "Protection of Children's Health from Tobacco Smoke Bill 2012". The purpose of the Bill is to prohibit smoking in cars where children are present. A number of amendments are required to ensure that the Bill operates as an effective piece of legislation. My Department is working in consultation with the Attorney General’s Office to draft the necessary amendments to the Bill to provide for the enactment of this legislation.

 

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