Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:41 pm on 29th January 2010.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Labour, Don Valley 12:41 pm, 29th January 2010

I commend my hon. Friend for her dogged determination to support the introduction of legislation. It has been said in the debate that, in terms of the total use of sunbeds, we are talking about a small part of the market and a small number of users, but is it not the case that unmanned coin-operated salons target the poorest and most vulnerable-possibly young people whose parents cannot afford a holiday in the sun once or twice a year? This is their way of getting what they consider a good tan to make themselves look good. The targeting of the poorest and most vulnerable by such outlets is cynical.

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