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Condom Imports

Volume 116: debated on Friday 15 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will make it his policy to ensure that all imported makes of condoms available for sale in the United Kingdom are subject to a British standards lest for safety.

[pursuant to his reply, 12 December 1986, c. 295]: The current British standard (BS7304) relates to condoms for use in vaginal intercourse. We endorse the advice issued by the Family Planning Association that people should check that condoms conform to this standard. As far as the Health Service is concerned, general guidance already exists urging health authorities to purchase only products which conform to British standard specifications.