||Dear Sir George
I am writing with reference to the ban on smoking in enclosed public areas which I assume you suported in the vote yesterday evening.
My personal opinion is that this is wrong, however, like all other smokers I shall just have to get used to it.
My point of concern is regarding the excemption of The Palace of Westminster on the grounds that it is a Royal Palace. What sort of example is this? The MP's vote for a ban to affect everyone but themselves. At the moment it is a case of total hypocrisy. I assume that you will be requesting legislation to change this. If not I sincerely request that you do so.
How can the general public have respect for their MP's when they vote for one law for the public and one for themselves?
|Date Issue Raised:
||15 Feb 2006
||Thank you for the email; I quite agree that if MPís are to stop other people smoking in their clubs, we should stop smoking in our own.
Best wishes, George Young