Other Product Regulation

BEIS – Productivity Review

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a call for evidence to inform their review in business productivity. The review will build the government’s understanding of how firm-level interventions, by public and private sector actors, can support growth and improve productivity for the long tail of low productivity businesses.

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House of Commons Science and Technology Committee: E-Cigarettes

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee have issued a call for written evidence to inform their inquiry which will examine the impact of electronic cigarettes on human health (including their effectiveness as a stop-smoking tool), the suitability of regulations guiding their use, and the financial implications of a growing market on both business and the NHS.

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BEIS: Laser Pointers

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Regulatory Delivery have launched a call for evidence on the market, and potential uses, for laser pointers.

Laser pointers are generally small battery-operated hand-held devices that emit a tightly focused beam of light that is concentrated into a very small area, even over long distances.

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Committee of Advertising Practices: Advertising of E-Cigarettes

The Committee of Advertising Practices seeks views on how best to reflect the legislative changes on e-cigarette advertising in the Tobacco Products Directive in the CAP code so that the Advertising Standards Authority can enforce them.

The consultation also seeks views on proposals for accompanying guidance.

ACS' submission can be found below.

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Committee Inquiry: Psychoactive substances

Following plans announced in the Queen’s Speech to ban psychoactive drugs, the Home Affairs Committee is holding a short inquiry into the likely impact of the proposed new laws. This will look at a range of issues, including the steps the Government should take to educate groups affected by the ban about the dangers, and to provide specialist treatment for users; and whether enforcement agencies have the necessary powers and resources to implement the legislation.

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