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Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect on people diagnosed with photosensitivity of (i) low energy light bulbs and (ii) incandescent light bulbs; and what assessment she has made of the implications of a ban on the latter for people with photosensitivity. (128689)

The Department has not commissioned work of this specific nature. There are no firm proposals to ban such light bulbs and it would clearly be necessary to engage the various interested Government Departments, regulatory agencies and advisory bodies in the event of such a ban being considered.