Skip to main content

Animal Welfare: Departmental Responsibilities

Volume 477: debated on Friday 20 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the respective role and responsibilities are of (a) Trading Standards departments, (b) his Department and (c) others for the implementation of provision of European Council Directive 76/768 in respect of cosmetic experimentation on animals. (211597)

The information is as follows.

(a) Trading Standards departments have day to day enforcement responsibility for the Cosmetic Product Safety Regulations 2008, including requirements relating to animal testing,

(b) The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform is responsible for making the Cosmetic Product Safety Regulations and ensuring that proper enforcement procedures exist,

(c) No other bodies in the UK have legal responsibility for the implementation and enforcement of the Cosmetic Product Safety Regulations in relation to animal testing.