Enacted July 1, 2007..
October 14, 2010 - MP (member of parliament) David Nuttall (NuttallBuryNorth@aol.com) failed in his attempt to permit landlords to decide for themselves whether to allow smoking in their pubs. Mr. Nuttall's bill was defeated by 141 votes to 86.
David Nuttall, the new Conservative MP for Bury North, wants to overturn the smoking ban by introducing a Commons Early Day Motion. Nuttall: landlords should be allowed to decide for themselves whether to allow smoking in their pubs. Mr Nuttall said the legislation was partly responsible for the closure of dozens of pubs in his constituency.His bill would have exempted pubs and social clubs from the ban, allowing landlords to have dedicated smoking lounges for drinkers, complete with smoke filters.
Mr Nuttall's bill would exempt pubs and social clubs from the ban, allowing landlords and licensees to have dedicated smoking lounges for drinkers complete with smoke filters. "I'm a devout non-smoker and wouldn't want to go back to the days when people were eating a meal and had smoke blown into their faces," said Mr Nuttall. He added: "We do want to add an element of freedom of choice."
David Nuttall MP calls for end to pub smoking ban, BBC.co.uk, 10/10/2010.
Reference: MP David Nuttall's bid to end smoking ban in pubs fails, BBC.co.uk, 10/13/2010.