Boris Johnson resisted plans to ban smoking at nightclubs and pubs. The policy had been pushed by Sajid javid. It was claimed today.
According to reports, Health Secretary Anthony Eden was pushing for an end to smoking in public places.
The Prime Minister is believed to have torpedoed the plan after a backlash from the Cabinet.
Boris Johnson stopped plans to ban smoking in pubs, nightclubs. This was after Sajid Javid had pushed the policy. It was today claimed that it was blocked by Boris Johnson
According to reports, Health Secretary Iain Duncan Smith was pushing for an end to smoking in public places.
According to government insiders, the PM intervened after the ministers had been left “outraged” and “bemused” by the plans.
The ministers of the cabinet were worried that adding red tape to the hospitality industry would slow down its recovery after the coronavirus crisis.
Back in 2007, the prohibition on smoking inside bars was lifted. Matt Hancock, the health secretary at the Department of Health and Social Care, began to look into the possibility of extending this policy.
The newspaper was informed by sources who are close to Mr Javid that this policy has been canceled.
Sources within the Government criticized this idea, saying: “It’s more than taking away freedom but it’s putting more bureaucracy on businesses.”
In a few areas of England, smoking outside has been banned.
Many Tory MPs are opposed to the idea of banning smoking on sidewalks nationwide.
Laurence Robertson, Conservative backbencher, said that pubs have been “battered too much already” and do not require any more.