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Total smoking ban ‘only a matter of time’

It is “only a matter of time” before a total ban on smoking in public places in England and Wales is introduced, Patricia Hewitt has admitted. The health secretary earlier this month published plans to introduce a partial ban on smoking, where pubs not serving food and private members’ clubs were exempt. She was in… Read more »

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MP calls for constituency ombudsman

A Labour MP is leading calls for the creation of a parliamentary ombudsman that could hear complaints from constituents about their member of parliament. The move comes as part of a new drive to bring politics back into the lives of the British public, and to create a “cultural revolution” in the way politics is… Read more »

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