The President of REHIS, John Stirling, has written to the Health Minister Andy Kerr (pictured), asking him to take action on the licensing of sunbed parlours. Measures were outlined in a propososed private Members’ Bill due to be put to the Scottish Parliament by Ken Macintosh, MSP. However, it now appears that there will be insufficient time for the Bill to proceed before the election in May 2007.

John Stirling wrote that it would be our preference that primary legislation is brought forward to require a licensing or a registration scheme across Scotland. Currently, some Councils have their own schemes in place, however, there needs to be a level playing field.