So, errr, banning them wouldn\’t in fact have any effect then?
However, it admits any ban would need to be agreed at a Europe-wide level and until then any ban within the UK would have to be on a voluntary basis.
Because it wouldn\’t be possible to ban the import from other EU countries of products which do contain them?
So, in fact, purchasers will still need to read the labels of what they buy……just as they do at present if they don\’t want their darling little snot noses to eat them.
Excellent, a ban with no effect!