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Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Variation) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1998 No. 129


Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Variation) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998


31st March 1998

Coming into operation

1st May 1998

The Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland in exercise of the powers conferred by section 7(4) and (5) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971(1) as adapted by section 7(9) of that Act and now vested in it(2) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf and on the recommendation of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs(3), hereby makes the following Order:—

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Variation) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 1st May 1998.


2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) shall apply to this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order the “principal Order” means the Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order (Northern Ireland) 1987(5).

Amendment of the principal Order

3.—(1) The principal Order shall be varied as follows—

(2) In paragraph 1(a) of Part I to the Schedule, there shall be inserted—

(a)after the word “Eticyclidine”, the word “Etryptamine”, and

(b)after the word “Mescaline”, the word “Methcathinone”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services on


D. A. Baker

Assistant Secretary

31st March 1998.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order varies the Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1987 by adding to Part I of the Schedule (which specifies the controlled drugs which are designated as drugs to which section 7(4) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 applies) Etryptamine and Methcathinone.

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