Clause 3

Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:15 pm on 10 February 2010.

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Exemption for medical treatment

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Julie Morgan Julie Morgan Labour, Cardiff North 5:30, 10 February 2010

This is a short clause, which provides exemption for medical treatment for under-18s. It is a sensible clause and will make the Bill workable. There are clearly some instances where the use of a sunbed, under strict supervision, is recommended by a health professional to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis. Any treatment must be under the supervision of a doctor and must be in a healthcare establishment in the NHS or the private sector. COMARE, which has already been mentioned a few times, and WHO recommend that medical treatment should take place in medical settings under clinical supervision. The clause will ensure that there is no loophole by which young people can gain access to sunbeds under false pretences.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 3 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.