Marston Hotels joins call for total smoking ban

03 February 2006
Marston Hotels joins call for total smoking ban

UK-wide group Marston Hotels has become the latest hospitality company to back Caterer‘s campaign to Stub Out Smoking.

Opening its new £22m Nottingham Belfry hotel this week (1 February), it called on MPs to back a total smoking ban in enclosed public places when they vote later this month.

Marston's managing director Chris Scragg said: "We want legislation to make the situation absolutely clear, creating a level playing field for all parts of the hospitality industry."

The Nottingham site will be smoke-free with the exception of its function rooms.

"We'd like to have gone all the way with a blanket ban, but in the current climate that's not commercially sensible," said Scragg.

Make your voice heard on smoking With just weeks to go until the final vote on smoking in England, there's still time to let your views be known by contacting your local MP.

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