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Sunbed Industry

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate has been made of the number of companies in the UK which offer sunbeds for (a) hire and (b) sale to members of the public. (80699)

The Department has not made estimates of the number of companies in the UK which hire or sell sunbeds to members of the public. Official statistics on the relevant sections of the retail and service sectors, which are collected by the Office for National Statistics, are not sufficiently detailed to separately identify companies dealing in sunbeds.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent (a) representations he has received and (b) meetings he has had with members of the sunbed industry about trading issues. (80700)

We have received no representations from the sunbed industry on trading issues and held no meetings with them.