Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (293)

Liz McManus

Ceist:

368 Ms McManus asked the Minister for Health and Children, further to his reply to Question No. 139 of 27 January 2004 regarding the ban on smoking in public places, if he will elaborate on his reference to the powers available to the Office of Tobacco Control to cross-authorise, as set out in the extracts from his reply (details supplied); and to explain the meaning of the term and its application to the present circumstances. [3936/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health and Children)

Environmental health officers from the health boards and staff from the Office of Tobacco Control authorised under the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 will be monitoring compliance with the smoke-free workplace regulations when made. The Health and Safety Authority, which is the statutory body with responsibility for health and safety in the workplace, will also be involved with monitoring compliance in the authority's traditional areas of operation. If it is necessary to authorise personnel other than those working with the health boards or the Office of Tobacco Control, the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 provides for this.

Question No. 369 answered with QuestionNo. 346.