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Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate his Department has made of the size of the UK sunbed industry market; and what assessment he has made of the industry’s contribution to the UK economy. (139251)

No such estimate or assessment has been made. Officials statistics on the operation of sunbed salons are collected by the Office for National Statistics as part of Standard Industrial Classification 93.04 (physical well being activities). In 2005 there were 915 enterprises under this classification with a total turnover of £309 million adding under 0.02 per cent. to UK gross value added.