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Sunbed Regulations

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 3 July 2012

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Questions (614)

Patrick Nulty

Question:

630 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Health if he will expedite legislation regarding the use of sunbeds by under 18 year olds, as well as other sunbed related matters requiring regulation; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32125/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

The drafting of legislation is a matter for the Attorney General's Office in accordance with priorities set by Government. The sunbeds legislation is accorded priority drafting and I understand from the Office of the Attorney General that drafting of this legislation is expected to be completed in late 2012. The Bill, when drafted, will need to be notified to the EU Commission under the Technical Standards Directive prior to its publication.

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