Angus Dalgleish in Daily Politics debate
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Election 2015 health debate: UKIP on park smoking ban

Smoking should be banned in public parks - but not in pubs - according to a UKIP spokesman in a TV debate.

Angus Dalgleish was the only one of five speakers to back the move in a Daily Politics debate on health policies in England hosted by Andrew Neil.

The presenter went back to the UKIP spokesman to ask why he would back a New York-style ban on smoking in open places, but not in pubs.

Mr Dalgleish said he adopted the position to protect children's health, but said "it does sound paradoxical."

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  • 29 Apr 2015
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