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MPs vote to back car smoking ban

MPs have voted in support of a ban on smoking in cars in England and Wales when children are present.

The Labour-supported amendment to the Children and Families Bill passed by 376 votes to 107, and empowers the government to bring in a ban - but does not mean an immediate change in law.

Last week, more than 700 experts wrote to MPs urging them to back change. But critics say legislation is not needed and the ban would be unenforceable.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 10 Feb 2014
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