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Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill 2019-20

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill 2019-20 was introduced by Laura Trott MP following the Private Members' Bills Ballot on 9 January 2020. First reading took place on 5 February 2020 and the Bill's second reading is due on 15 May 2020.

Bill summary

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.  


Further reading

Progress of Bill 

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

Private Members' Bill ballot : 9 January 2020


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Commons Briefing papers CBP-8816

Author: Bukky Balogun

Topic: Medicine

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