Health chiefs in the London borough of Wandsworth have become the latest to call for a change in the law to enforce a smoking ban in pubs and restaurants. Professor Salman Rawaf, head of the Wandsworth Primary Care Trust (PCT), said that Gerald Jones, chief executive of the council, had reacted "extremely positively" to suggestions of a total workplace ban. Currently local authorities do not have the power to impose a ban, but members of the PCT believe this could change in the wake of the Department of Health's forthcoming public health consultation. Wandsworth, which includes some the capital’s busiest bar destinations, including Lavender Hill, and the high streets of Clapham and Putney, already operates a smoking ban in all its own buildings. A spokesman for the council said if the law changed the authority would certainly consider imposing a wider ban.