More Parliamentary Questions on Sunbeds (June 2014)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to implement fully the Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010, including the secondary legislation and a programme to ensure that the public is aware of the dangers of sunbeds.[HL177]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Earl Howe) (Con): The Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 came into effect in 2011 to ensure sunbed businesses are properly supervised. In England some local authorities choose to enforce the under 18 ban enshrined within the primary legislation and the Department has published guidance to support them

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_125656

The Government has recently received a report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin which gives a number of recommendations including the introduction of secondary regulations in England and how the public can be fully informed. Government has noted the report and is currently considering how to progress the recommendations.

Mrs Glindon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department will reply to the report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin into sunbed regulation in England. Jane Ellison: Government has noted the All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin report and is currently considering the recommendations and the implications.