Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to know how many people have been charged for breaching the 2007 smoking ban whilst at pubs and bars in each individual calendar year from 2007-2015, including 2015 year to date.
Please find enclosed our response.
Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
We have searched our systems and found 0 instances where people have been charged for breaching the 2007 smoking ban whilst at pubs and bars from 2007 – 2015 .
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.