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Salons face £20 000 fine for allowing under 18s to use sunbeds

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1973 (Published 09 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1973
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A law banning people aged under 18 years from using sunbeds in England and Wales narrowly scraped through all its parliamentary stages just before parliament was dissolved for the 6 May UK general election.

    The Sunbeds (Regulation) Act, which started as a private member’s bill introduced by the Welsh MP Julie Morgan, survived the parliamentary “wash up” in which bills are rushed through before the axe falls.

    The legislation was backed by a wide …

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