Health Committee

19 July 2005
Session 2005-06 New Inquiry- Smoking in Public Places
Terms of Reference


19 July 2005
Session 2005-06 New Inquiry- Smoking in Public Places
Terms of Reference

The Committee will undertake an inquiry into the Government's proposals to restrict smoking in public places.

Organisations and individuals wishing to submit a short memorandum are invited to do so no later than Wednesday 14 September 2005.  Late memoranda will only be accepted at the Committee's discretion, and may not be considered for publication. The Committee will also be able to obtain copies of responses to the Department of Health's Consultation on the Smokefree Elements of the Health Improvement and Protection Bill.

Evidence sessions are likely to commence in October 2005 and a later press notice will give details of these.

A revised guide to preparing written evidence for the Health Committee is appended to this notice.  The Committee requests that evidence should be concise and in the form of a self-contained memorandum, prepared according to the guidelines set out by the terms of reference given above and preferably submitted electronically to [email protected]

Please note that the Health Committee is unable to investigate individual cases.

The Health Committee is a Select Committee of the House of Commons.  It is appointed under Standing Order No.152 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Health and associated public bodies.  The Committee has the power to send for persons, papers and records.

Guide to Submitting Written Evidence