Offence of Failing to Prevent Smoking In an Enclosed Vehicle in the Presence of Someone Under 18 — 11 Feb 2015 at 21:06
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted to make it an offence to for someone in charge of an enclosed vehicle to fail to prevent smoking within it if someone under 18 is present.
The regulations approved in this vote allow the police to issue fixed penalty notices in relation to the offence (the penalty being £50, with a discounted amount of £30). An exception for smoke-free private vehicles from the requirement to display no smoking signs was also provided for in the regulations.
Technically the regulations extend the scope of the offence in Section 8(4) of the Health Act 2006 to cover enclosed vehicles in the presence of children.
The motion approved by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote stated:
- That the draft Smoke-free (Private Vehicles) Regulations 2015, which were laid before this House on 17 December 2014, be approved.
-  Explanatory note to the regulations
-  The Smoke-free (Exemptions and Vehicles) Regulations 2007 which contain the definition of an enclosed vehicle.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
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