The Medicines and Medical Devices Bill 2019-21 (Bill 136) was introduced in the Commons on 13 February 2020 and had its Second Reading on 2 March 2020. The Committee Stage ran from 8-10 June 2020 and remaining Commons stages took place on 23 June 2020. The Bill received its Second Reading in the Lords on 2 September 2020.
A Bill to make provision about the administration to persons under the age of 18 of botulinum toxin and of other substances for cosmetic purposes; and for connected purposes.
The Library will produce a briefing or material for the second reading debate and this page will be updated when it is made available.
The second reading paper may be updated as the Bill goes through Parliament; alternatively additional papers will be added to this page to reflect the Bill’s progress.
New Bill to restrict under 18s’ access to Botox and fillers echoes Nuffield Council concerns, Nuffield Bioethics, 5 February 2020
Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Regulation, House of Commons Written Question, 3 February 2020
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Childhood Immunisation Statistics (CBP 8556) by Rachael Harker. This note reports on vaccinations that are given to children up to five years of age. Data is presented for constituent countries of the UK and at regional and local authority level in England. Where available international comparisons are provided.
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