Ken Macintosh MSP (pictured) yesterday stated that he had secured agreement from Scottish Government ministers to allow amendments to the Public Health etc (Scotland) Bill currently going through Parliament.

The Government is minded to allowing the Bill to being amended at Stage 2, which would bring in controls on unstaffed sunbed parlours and restrict use to over 18s only. Having to provide customer information would also be a requirement.

The details emerged at a meeting of the Health and Sport Committee, scrutinising the Bill. As well as the MSP, the Committee heard evidence from John Sleith, representing REHIS and Kathy Banks of The Sunbed Association.