MPs vote to ban smoking in cars
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Health and also in Central Government
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MPs have voted overwhelmingly to ban smoking in cars when children are present.
The house voted in favour of a Labour-supported amendment to the Children and Families Bill by a majority of 269.
The result will not mean an immediate change in the law but will give health secretary Jeremy Hunt the power to bring in a ban in England.
Critics have complained that a change in the law is unnecessary and have accused the government of interfering in people's private activities.
The amendment passed by 376 votes to 107.