||<p>We have made a commitment to ban the testing of household products on animals.
Although superficially straightforward, this issue has not been easy to resolve. The
key issue is around ingredients. We are currently engaging with <br>stakeholders to
develop a solution that is workable, but does not have a chain of unforeseen circumstances.
<br><br>Any solution has to be legally viable since we cannot ban testing which may
be required under UK or EU law. The solution we develop must not preclude research
that is a lawful requirement nor that which has significant benefits to people, the
environment or animals. Nor should it drive research overseas.<br><br>There is, at
present, no authoritative definition of household products in the United Kingdom or
European legislation. Through stakeholder engagement we are seeking to develop an
agreed definition.</p><p />