Lords Back Smoking In Cars Ban Amendment

The House of Lords have backed a Labour amendment that will see the introduction of a ban on smoking in cars carrying children.

Labour brought the Children and Families Bill amendment before the House of Lords on Wednesday.

Following the backing of peers, MPs have now been told that they will be given a free vote on the issue.

Opponents of the move have said that public information campaigns were preferable to a new law described as a "blunt instrument".


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