§ Dr. Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has to introduce legislation to simplify and tighten the laws relating to animal testing wording on cosmetics labels in order to circumscribe ambiguous marketing. 
§ Mr. Nigel Griffiths
I have been asked to reply.
Requirements related to claims regarding animal testing of cosmetics will be tightened by regulation 4(4) of the Cosmetics Products (Safety) Regulations 1996, which will be enforced from 1 January 1998.