HC Deb 25 May 1989 vol 153 c723W
Mr. Hayes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to make regulations relating to the quality of condoms mandatory.

Mr. Mellor

This issue remains under review. The British Standards Institution published its revised condom standard (BS 3704–1989) on 30 March. It has been approved under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and the Approval of Safety Standards Regulations 1987, which makes it easier for action to be taken, for example, by trading standards officers, against suppliers of condoms which do not meet the standard.