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The Sunbeds (2011 Act) (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2012 No. 90 (C. 10)

Public Health

The Sunbeds (2011 Act) (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012

Made

5th March 2012

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 18(2) of the Sunbeds Act (Northern Ireland) 2011(1), makes the following Order.

Citation

1.—(1) This order may be cited as the Sunbeds (2011 Act) (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012.

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2.—(1) Insofar as not already in operation, 1st May 2012 is the day appointed for the coming into operation of the provisions of the Sunbeds Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 other than those listed in paragraph (2).

(2) Those provisions are sections 8, 9 and 14.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 5th March 2012

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Dr Elizabeth Mitchell

A senior officer of the

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into operation on 1st May 2012, insofar as not already in operation, the following provisions of the Sunbeds Act (Northern Ireland) 2011:

  • section 1 prohibition on allowing use of sunbeds by persons under 18;

  • section 2 prohibition on sale or hire of sunbeds to persons under 18;

  • section 3 prohibition on allowing unsupervised use of sunbeds;

  • section 4 duty on sunbed operators, hirers and sellers to provide information to sunbed users, or buyers etc.;

  • section 5 duty on sunbed operators to display an information notice;

  • section 6 prohibition on the provision or display of other information;

  • section 7 provision of protective eyewear;

  • section 10 exemption for medical treatment;

  • section 11 enforcement by district councils;

  • section 12 fixed penalties for certain offences;

  • section 13 obstruction of authorised officers;

  • section 15 offences by bodies corporate etc;

  • section 16 regulations;

  • Schedule 1 powers of authorised officers; and

  • Schedule 2 fixed penalties.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Sunbeds Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 have been brought into operation by a commencement order made before the date of this Order.

Provision

Date of Commencement

S.R. No.

Section 4 (for the purpose of enabling the Department to make regulations)13th February 20122010/308 (C.17)
Section 5 (for the purpose of enabling the Department to make regulations)13th February 20122010/308 (C.17)
Section 12 (for the purpose of enabling the Department to make regulations)13th February 20122010/308 (C.17)
Section 16 (for the purpose of enabling the Department to make regulations)13th February 20122010/308 (C.17)
Schedule 2 (for the purpose of enabling the Department to make regulations)13th February 20122010/308 (C.17)

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