Clause 11

Part of Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:00 pm on 10 February 2010.

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Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Minister of State (Public Health), Department of Health 6:00, 10 February 2010

It has been a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this afternoon, Mr. Betts, and with colleagues on all sides. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff, North. In preparation for today, I suggested that she regard herself as the Minister for the Bill. I think she has acquitted that role beautifully. [Hon. Members: “Hear! Hear!”] I am full of admiration, particularly for her explanation of parliamentary procedure. I have learned something myself. I also congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea, East, who has allowed us to get to this point. I thank all Committee members and all other hon. Members who have supported the Bill.

It would be appropriate to write to the hon. Member for Boston and Skegness with regard to the figure and I am happy to do so. I will outline for him some of the assumptions and give some background. I assure him that we will continue to work with LACORS to monitor the cost. We have worked closely with it to date.

I am delighted that we have successfully concluded today’s proceedings and I hope that we will see the Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill become law.