'Reassurances made' over Durex condoms

Reassurances have been made that the UK's supply of Durex condoms is not about to run out.

The company dismissed fears a legal row with Indian supplier TTK Lig might result in the number of available prophylactics in Britain taking a severe hit, the Press Association reports.

Durex has reassured consumers there are still "plenty" of the products available at a time when its parent company Reckitt Benckiser - the organisation behind Bonjela and Clearasil - announced considerable profits.

The company posted a 14 per cent increase in adjusted operating profit to £1.1 billion in the six months leading up to June this year.

A spokesman for Durex confirmed other factories had agreed to replace TTK in the manufacturing of the items, although Alex Smith, an analyst at Citigroup, suggested sources in India were relaying that the shortage was already being felt in the UK.

The representative added: "We know the important role Durex plays in sexual health and prevention of unwanted pregnancies."