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Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs (Licence Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 and shall come into operation on 22nd March 2011.

Interpretation

2.  The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

Prescribed Fee

3.—(1) Where a licence is issued under section 3(2)(b) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (restriction of importation and exportation of controlled drugs), the fee payable shall be £24.

(2) Where a person has lost a licence issued under paragraph (1) or where such a licence has been defaced or damaged, and that licence is re-issued to him, the fee payable shall be £45.

4.  Revocation

The Misuse of Drugs (Licence Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979(2) are revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 28th February 2011

(L.S.)

Norman Morrow

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