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MP's Smoking

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Heard something at work today which wouldn't surprise me if it's true that MP's are allowed to smoke within the bars at Westminster. One rule for them etc
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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banned#1
are you telling us.. or is it supposed to be a question?
#2
From what I remember MP Members Bar in the Houses of Parliment are excempt, would be interesting to see if a pregnant woman could safely work in such an enviroment nevermind anyone else.

Don't some gentlemans clubs benefit from the smoking laws too?
[mod]#3
The smoking ban has not been adopted in the House of Commons and House of Lords. Only the corridors and restaurants had the ban applied and a pubs which sell food. I think there are about 6 to 8 pubs.

The reason for Westminster is because there is an obscure historic loophole which exempts the Palace of Westminster from health and safety laws.
#4
magicjay1986;7754874
The smoking ban has not been adopted in the House of Commons and House of Lords.

The reason for Westminster is because there is an obscure historic loophole which exempts the Palace of Westminster from health and safety laws.


I hope the employee's take them to court then, no work contract can override common law.
[mod]#5
schizoboy
I hope the employee's take them to court then, no work contract can override common law.


It is statute based. Read in to it a little further if it is something that interests you.
#6
sorry, but why do they even have "bars"?

it's their workplace, not some seedy gentleman's club....

OH WAIT
#7
Typical double standards imposing bans on us and carrying on themselves - I'm a non-smoker by the way.
banned#8
pipsqueak
Typical double standards imposing bans on us and carrying on themselves - I'm a non-smoker by the way.


Maybe you should start - it's very relaxing.
[mod]#9
pipsqueak
Typical double standards imposing bans on us and carrying on themselves - I'm a non-smoker by the way.


...then as a non smoker you should feel content that the ban has been brought about. Now it needs to be banned in public places and we will start to get somewhere. Why should non smokers have to have their air polluted by selfish people who already have no regard for their own health.
banned#10
magicjay1986
...then as a non smoker you should feel content that the ban has been brought about. Now it needs to be banned in public places and we will start to get somewhere. Why should non smokers have to have their air polluted by selfish people who already have no regard for their own health.


I want to ban fat people too - they pollute my view.
#11
magicjay1986
The reason for Westminster is because there is an obscure historic loophole which exempts the Palace of Westminster from health and safety laws.


so I could go in there with a big plank of wood on my shoulder and start spinning round with it taking off mp's heads?
anyone know a timber merchants near westminster?
I'll get knighted for sure.:w00t:
[mod]#12
FilthAndFurry
I want to ban fat people too - they pollute my view.


Petition signed.
#13
I have filth n foolish on ignore so I cant see what he's posted but Im prepared to bet its something REALLY stupid that goes against common sense.
[mod]#14
hibees
so I could go in there with a big plank of wood on my shoulder and start spinning round with it taking off mp's heads?
anyone know a timber merchants near westminster?
I'll get knighted for sure.:w00t:


You can still be sued in the law of tort, crime etc...unlucky...;-)
#15
magicjay1986
...then as a non smoker you should feel content that the ban has been brought about. Now it needs to be banned in public places and we will start to get somewhere. Why should non smokers have to have their air polluted by selfish people who already have no regard for their own health.


do you drive by any chance?
[mod]#16
iNSOMANiAC
I have filth n foolish on ignore so I cant see what he's posted but Im prepared to bet its something REALLY stupid that goes against common sense.


...you sound intrigued though...
[mod]#17
hibees
do you drive by any chance?


As a necessity, yes. I walk to work etc.

In response to your next empty point of argument...

Smokers can smoke in their house. It is NOT necessity to smoke in a public place. ;-)
#18
im a non smoker (cigarettes anyway) and i couldnt give 2 ***** if they are allowed to
#19
magicjay1986
As a necessity, yes. I walk to work etc.

In response to your next empty point of argument...

Smokers can smoke in their house. It is NOT necessity to smoke in a public place. ;-)


put yur handbag doon son:whistling:
[mod]#20
hibees
put yur handbag doon son:whistling:


...cannot think of anything worthwhile to post in response?!
#21
i was fortunate enough to be a guest of the ex speaker f the house of lords some years back. i was very pleased they had bars and restaurants there cos he treated me and some of my family to a meal plus wine.



probably on expenses but i don't care.
[mod]#22
scrumpypaul
i was fortunate enough to be a guest of the ex speaker f the house of lords some years back. i was very pleased they had bars and restaurants there cos he treated me and some of my family to a meal plus wine.



probably on expenses but i don't care.


...I would say more definitely...
#23
magicjay1986
...cannot think of anything worthwhile to post in response?!


good;-)
#24
micoo;7755090
im a non smoker (cigarettes anyway) and i couldnt give 2 ***** if they are allowed to


I guessing you also don't vote?

stick it to the man...
:thinking: man.
#25
phatboy123
I guessing you also don't vote?

stick it to the man...
:thinking: man.


i do vote :p
[mod]#26
hibees
good;-)


:w00t:
#27
micoo;7755161
i do vote :p


so it's YOU!!!

:-D
#28
FilthAndFurry;7755013
I want to ban fat people too - they pollute my view.

I thought you loved the way I shake my thang :whistling:
#29
Would you want your pregnant daughter or wife with asthma to work in a place where smoking was allowed?
#30
schizoboy
Would you want your pregnant daughter or wife with asthma to work in a place where smoking was allowed?


why, are they forcing them to work there?
#31
mono2k6;7755695
why, are they forcing them to work there?


My point is they should be able to work anywhere without such a significant risk to their health.
#32
schizoboy
My point is they should be able to work anywhere without such a significant risk to their health.


it should be up to the pub not the workers if you dont smoke dont work there.
banned#33
FilthAndFurry
I want to ban fat people too - they pollute my view.


As Ricky Gevais would say...'It's not a disease'

But as for smoking it stinks !
#34
mono2k6;7755988
it should be up to the pub not the workers if you dont smoke dont work there.

No workplace has the right to poison it's employees.
#35
phatboy123
sorry, but why do they even have "bars"?

it's their workplace, not some seedy gentleman's club....

OH WAIT


I used to work for a wines & spirits manufacturers in Auckland, NZ. There was a bar there solely for the use of employees - you could stay behind for a drink every evening if you wished. Friday nights used to get very rowdy (it was a free bar). Sometimes (often) employees would end up in the swimming pool that was also there for staff to use. Aaaah, the memories are flooding back - good times!
#36
This is simply not the reality. Smoking is banned at Westminister except in four designated areas. They are technically exempt, but the ban has still been applied in all internal areas including the bars and private offices.

This was the case at the time of the ban, I presume it hasn't changed since.
banned#37
pghstochaj;7756511
This is simply not the reality. Smoking is banned at Westminister except in four designated areas. They are technically exempt, but the ban has still been applied in all internal areas including the bars and private offices.

This was the case at the time of the ban, I presume it hasn't changed since.

Exactly what I thought. Someone's been reading too much of the Daily Mail :-D
[helper]#38
pghstochaj
This is simply not the reality. Smoking is banned at Westminister except in four designated areas. They are technically exempt, but the ban has still been applied in all internal areas including the bars and private offices.

This was the case at the time of the ban, I presume it hasn't changed since.

A sensible post in Misc? A rare but very welcome sight :thumbsup:
#39
Still double standards though other premises are not allowed to have designated areas inside a building
banned#40
pipsqueak;7757225
Still double standards though other premises are not allowed to have designated areas inside a building

Did anyone mention "inside"? :thinking:

The 4 areas are outside!

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