Posts Tagged ‘sunbeds’

Regulations on Sunbeds Proposed

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

We have just received the consultation on the draft Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 (Wales) Regulations 2011.   The proposed Regulations will: •       require sunbed businesses to ensure the supervision of sunbed use; •       extend to businesses that operate from domestic premises the requirement that sunbeds are not used, or offered for use, to under 18s [...]

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Sunbed ban to become law

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

We are delighted that the Sunbeds Bill has passed through the Lords! BMA Cymru would like to thank Julie Morgan MP for highlighting this important issue, and for the hard work which has gone into making this law. Doctors have been concerned for some time about the effects that exposure to harmful UV rays can [...]

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BMA Cymru puts the focus on the dangers of tanning

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

This article in the South Wales Echo today explains a bit more about our short film “A tan to die for”. I’m glad to see it getting coverage before the debate today – we have sent it to all Assembly members to remind them about the dangers that sunbeds can cause, giving expert views as [...]

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A tan to die for

Monday, February 8th, 2010

This Wednesday a debate on the Health Committees report on the use and regulation of sunbeds in Wales takes place in the Plenary session. BMA staff have produced a short information video and sent it to all Assembly Members ahead of the debate to remind them of the risks that sunbeds pose to the people [...]

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Dr Andrew Dearden gives evidence to Assembly Health Committee on Sunbeds

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Ahead of next Tuesday’s Assembly debate on the Heath Committees report on the use and regulation of sunbeds in Wales – we thought readers might want to know what BMA Cymru Wales said in our evidence to the Committee inquiry – and what regulation we have called for. In this video, Chairman of BMA Welsh [...]

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Sunbeds Bill through to the next stage!

Friday, January 29th, 2010

I am delighted that Members of Parliament have voted Julie Morgan’s Private Members Bill on sunbed regulation to the next stage. I hope that today’s vote will encourage more MPs to get involved in the debate and begin to feed through into a commitment by Government for radical action to regulate sunbeds. BMA Cymru Wales [...]

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Calling for support for Julie Morgan MP

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

We are urging all Welsh MPs to support Julie Morgan’s Private Member’s Bill which would close a loophole in the law to protect the public from the dangers of sunbeds. The Bill is receiving its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday. We are urging all Welsh MPs to remain in Westminster on [...]

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WELCOMED: Proposals to Close Sunbed Regulation Loop-hole

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Today the National Assembly’s Health Committee publishes its report looking into the use and [serious lack of] regulation of the sunbed industry in Wales. A clear message to discourage the use of sunbeds was sent out earlier this year following the success of our campaign to get local authorities in Wales to remove the sunbeds [...]

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Campaign Success – Every Welsh Council Leisure Centre soon to be Sunbed Free

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

We are absolutely delighted that after our recent sunbeds campaign, the three remaining local authorities in Wales (Vale of Glamorgan, Flintshire and Wrexham) who continued to operate and profit from sunbeds are on the road to removing them. That means by April next year, no local authority owned leisure centre will operate sunbeds. Our campaign [...]

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Exposing Wrexham Council’s sunbed profits

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Our continuing campaign to highlight the dangers of sunbeds has revealed figures showing that over the last five years Wrexham Council has generated in excess of £83,000, by operating ten sunbeds in three of its leisure centres. We were able to obtain the figures under a Freedom of Information request. And we are now calling [...]

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Vale of Glamorgan Council sees sunbeds sense

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Congratulations to the Vale of Glamorgan Council on making the right decision and removing the five sunbeds it operates in leisure centres across the county. We have recently criticised the council for dragging its feet over the enforcement of a recommendation to remove the sunbeds, so it’s great that the Council Executive has finally seen [...]

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Local authority continues to put profit before health

Friday, August 21st, 2009

I have some serious concerns to share on here about the conduct of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, in particular, the way in which it appears to be dragging its feet over the removal of sunbeds in three of its leisure centres across the county. Back in May, a Vale Scrutiny Committee recommended in a [...]

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