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Hume smoking proposals gather cross-party support

January 31, 2014 9:02 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat South of Scotland MSP Jim Hume has receivedJim HumeJim Hume cross-party support for his plans to ban smoking in cars with children within hours of the proposal being lodged in parliament.

As of yesterday afternoon, Mr Hume had received over 25 signatures from MSPs. A minimum of 18 signatures are needed to introduce his Bill to parliament.

Mr Hume said:

"I am delighted that within hours I have achieved over and above the number of cross-party MSP signatures required to introduce my Bill to parliament. This unprecedented move gives me confidence in the path ahead as the bill makes its way through parliament. I look forward to working with all members to delivering these fair proposals, which will enable more children to have the healthiest start in life."