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The Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2010 No. 246

Dangerous Drugs

The Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010

Made

22nd July 2010

Coming into operation

23rd July 2010

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety makes the following Order 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 the Act and now vested in it (2) and after consultation with the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs in accordance with section 7(7) of that Act.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010 and shall come into operation on 23rd July 2010.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this order “the 2001 Order” means the Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001 (3).

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

Amendment to the 2001 Order

3.  In Part 1 of the Schedule to the 2001 Order after paragraph 1(q), insert—

(r)Any compound structurally derived from 2–aminopropan-1-one by substitution at the 1-position with any monocyclic, or fused polycyclic ring system (not being a phenyl ring or alkylenedioxyphenyl ring system), whether or not the compound is further modified in any of the following ways, that is to say,

(i)by substitution in the ring system to any extent with alkyl, alkoxy, haloalkyl or halide substituents, whether or not further substituted in the ring system by one or more other univalent substituents;

(ii)by substitution at the 3–position with an alkyl substituent;

(iii)by substitution at the 2‑amino nitrogen atom with alkyl or dialkyl groups, or by inclusion of the 2‑amino nitrogen atom in a cyclic structure..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 22nd July 2010

(L.S.)

Christine Jendoubi

A senior officer of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Section 7(3) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 requires regulations to be made to allow the use for medical purposes of the drugs which are subject to control under that Act. Section 7(3) does not apply to any drug designated by order under section 7(4) as a drug to which section 7(4) is to apply. This Order amends the Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001 by inserting into Part 1 of the Schedule to that Order a further group of cathinone derivatives (including naphthylpyrovalerone, commonly known as naphyrone).

(2)

S.R. & O. (N.I.) 1973 No. 504; Article 5(a) and S.I.1999/283 (N.I.1.); Article 3(6).

(3)

S.R.2001 No. 431; the relevant amending Orders are S.R.2005 No.359, S.R.2009 No.389 and S.R.2010 No.149

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