MP condemns e-cigarette office ban

Mark Pawsey MP has criticised a rule banning members from inhaling inside their private offices Credit: ITV News / PA

A Conservative MP has criticised a new rule which prevents members inhaling e-cigarettes inside their private offices at Westminster.

Mark Pawsey, the MP for Rugby, said the ruling - by the House of Commons Commission - meant those wishing to vape had to do so in designated areas outdoors where they are exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke.

During the business statement, he said:

Leader of the House Chris Grayling said he should make a formal request to the Administration Committee once it is established, giving him an opportunity to outline the changes he would like to see.