Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 25 April 2019 (HL15227), what timetable they have set for reviewing sunbed legislation and associated guidance.
The Department, with expert advisers, is continuing to consider whether the current legislation and associated guidance produced by the Department, Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive to support the enforcement of the regulations by local authorities and the safe use of sunbeds, are effective for protecting sunbed users.
Public Health England (PHE) is updating the guidance to sunbed users on the gov.uk website, with an expected publication date of spring 2020.
PHE is also developing an information poster for sunbed users. This is expected to be ready for publication before summer 2020.