Medical Aesthetics Industry: Regulation

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:20 pm on 14th May 2019.

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Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Shadow Minister (International Trade) 4:20 pm, 14th May 2019

I very much welcome the Minister’s announcement today. On training and regulation for beauticians—non-medical people who constitute around 50,000 jobs in the UK economy—there is huge appetite and support within the industry for proper and appropriate regulation, and there is recognition of the urgent need for that. However, there are no regulated qualifications available for non-medical practitioners for injectables at the moment. Going forward, does the Minister think there will be some kind of progression route for beauticians to go into this kind of industry, so that we can guarantee proper standards for the consumer?