By Matthew Barrett
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A new e-petition has been launched today by chef and broadcaster Anthony Worrall Thompson, calling on the government to review the smoking ban – a policy generally unpopular with ConHome readers. The text of the petition is:
"We petition the Government to review the impact of the smoking ban on pubs and clubs and consider an amendment that would give licensees the option of separate well-ventilated smoking rooms."
This is also an opportune moment to take a look at the top ten most popular e-petitions so far. They are listed below, with the figure on the right denoting the number of signatures collected:
- Convicted London rioters should loose all benefits – 217,921
- Full disclosure of all government documents relating to 1989 Hillsborough disaster – 109,482
- CHEAPER PETROL AND DIESEL, BY ROBERT HALFON MP AND FAIRFUEL UK – 60,045
- Make financial education a compulsory part of the school curriculum – 40,069
- Petition to retain the ban on Capital Punishment – 24,822
- Keep Formula 1 Free To Air in the UK – 21,301
- Britain wants referendum to leave EU – 21,252
- Restore Capital Punishment – 16,996
- Public & Private Pension Increases – change from RPI to CPI – 16,756
- Increase policing DONT CUT IT – 9,366
> Robert Halfon MP – whose e-petition is the third most popular – wrote about his e-petition for us on Sunday.