Smoking in private vehicles carrying children: equality analysis

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Great Britain. Department of Health. Tobacco Team
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 December 2014
Health Services, Children and Young People
Social welfare
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In February 2014, Parliament voted in favour of legislation that gave the Secretary of State powers to bring forward regulations to make private vehicles carrying children smokefree. These regulation-making powers are at Section 95 of the Children and Families Act 2014. The Government will proceed with the introduction of regulations to end smoking in private vehicles carrying children in England.

This equality analysis examines the potential impact of regulations to prohibit smoking in private vehicles where children are present on equalities in England, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. The equality analysis also considers the Secretary of State’s duty to reduce health inequalities with respect to benefits from the health service (under section 1C of the NHS Act 2006).