HC Deb 05 April 1976 vol 909 cc89-90W
Mrs Joyce Butler

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection when she now expects to introduce Regulations relating to the safety of cosmetic products; to what extent such Regulations will include informative labelling requirements; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Alan Lee Williams

Regulations relating to the safety of cosmetic products will be prepared as soon as the proposed EEC directive on cosmetics is adopted. Work on the directive is now in its final stages and I hope it will be possible to circulate draft domestic regulations for comment later this year. In a number of important cases the regulations will require the presence of ingredients to be indicated on the label as well as precautions to be observed during use. These labelling requirements will apply particularly to sensitisers.