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SCHEDULE 4E+W+S+N.I. Provisions relating to Northern Ireland

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C1Sch. 4 applied (31.3.1997) by S.I. 1997/322, reg. 34, Sch.5

1(1)The Minister of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland may by order make provision for the application of this Act in relation to druggists subject to such exceptions and modifications as may be specified in the order.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In this paragraph “druggist” means a person registered in the register of druggists for Northern Ireland made out and maintained under [F1Articles 6 and 9 of the M1Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976].

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2Where the Minister of Agriculture for Northern Ireland is of the opinion that there are special circumstances which render it expedient that any description or class of veterinary drugs which is proposed to be specified or designated by an order under section 51 of this Act should not be so specified or designated in relation to Northern Ireland, an order under that section may specify or designate that description or class of veterinary drugs for the purposes of the application of this Act in Great Britain but not in Northern Ireland.E+W+S+N.I.

3A product licence, in so far as it is applicable to veterinary drugs of any description, or contains provisions relating to the incorporation of substances or articles in animal feeding stuffs, or an animal test certificate, except where it is issued by the Minister of Agriculture for Northern Ireland (whether acting with or without any one or more than one of the other Ministers specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 1(1) of this Act), shall not authorise the doing of anything in or in relation to Northern Ireland except to the extent (if any) to which the licence or certificate is expressed to do so.E+W+S+N.I.

4Notwithstanding anything contained in section 28(3) or section 39(2) of this Act, the powers conferred by sections 28 and 30 and by section 39 of this Act to vary the provisions of a product licence and an animal test certificate respectively shall include power for the Minister of Agriculture for Northern Ireland (whether acting with or without any one or more than one of the other Ministers specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 1(1) of this Act) to extend to Northern Ireland any product licence or, as the case may be, any animal test certificate, or any provision of such a licence or certificate, which by virtue of paragraph 3 of this Schedule does not extend to Northern Ireland.E+W+S+N.I.

5Where by virtue of paragraph 3 of this Schedule a product licence or animal test certificate, in so far as it is applicable to veterinary drugs of any description or contains provisions relating to the incorporation of substances or articles in animal feeding stuffs, does not extend to Northern Ireland, the Minister of Agriculture for Northern Ireland may by order prohibit (subject to such exceptions as may be provided for by or under the order) any person from landing in Northern Ireland, or having in his possession in Northern Ireland, a veterinary drug of that description or any animal feeding stuffs in which a substance or article to which those provisions relate has been incorporated, and may by the order provide for the imposition of penalties, not exceeding on summary conviction a fine of [F2level 5 on the standard scale], for contravention of any provision of the order.E+W+S+N.I.

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6The appropriate Northern Ireland Minister or Ministers may in relation to Northern Ireland exercise any power of making an order or regulations which is conferred on the appropriate Ministers by any provision of this Act (except a provision contained in section 15(3), section 35, . . . F3 or section 57(3) of this Act) where in his or their opinion there are special circumstances which render it expedient to do so.E+W+S+N.I.

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7Where an order is made by virtue of paragraph 6 of this Schedule prohibiting or restricting the sale, supply or administration in, or the importation into, Northern Ireland of veterinary drugs of any description or class or any particular veterinary drugs or animal feeding stuffs in which medicinal products of any description or class have been incorporated or any particular animal feeding stuffs in which medicinal products have been incorporated, the order may also contain provisions for prohibiting (subject to such exceptions as may be provided for by or under the order) any person from landing in Northern Ireland or having in his possession in Northern Ireland any veterinary drug, or animal feeding stuffs containing medicinal products, of that description or class or, as the case may require, any such particular veterinary drugs or animal feeding stuffs.E+W+S+N.I.

8Every order or regulation under this Act made by the Minister of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland, or the Minister of Agriculture for Northern Ireland, or both those Ministers, by virtue of the power conferred by paragraph 1, paragraph 5 or paragraph 6 of this Schedule, and every regulation made solely by the Minister of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland under section 120 of this Act, shall be subject to negative resolution within the meaning of section 41(6) of the M2Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 as if it were a statutory instrument within the meaning of that Act.E+W+S+N.I.

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9In this Schedule “the appropriate Northern Ireland Minister or Ministers”—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)for the purpose of making any order or regulations relating exclusively to matters other than veterinary drugs and the treatment of diseases of animals, means the Minister of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland;

(b)for the purpose of making any order containing provisions such as are mentioned in paragraph 7 of this Schedule, means the Minister of Agriculture for Northern Ireland; and

(c)in any other case, means the Minister of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland and the Minister of Agriculture for Northern Ireland acting jointly,

and “landing”, in relation to any medicinal product or any feeding stuffs, means landing it or them from a vessel, aircraft or vehicle or otherwise introducing it or them into Northern Ireland.

10In this Act any reference to the Minister of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland or to the Minister of Agriculture for Northern Ireland, and any reference which is to be construed as including a reference to either or both of those Ministers, shall include a reference to the Ministry of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland or, as the case may require, the Ministry of Agriculture for Northern Ireland, or both those Ministries.E+W+S+N.I.

11[F4The Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979, except article 5(2)(a) of that Order] (which requires the responsible officer of each rule-making authority making any statutory rules to send copies of them, and certain information, to the Ministry of Finance for Northern Ireland for registration [F4under that Order]), shall not apply to any orders or regulations made under this Act by statutory instrument.E+W+S+N.I.

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F4Words substituted by S.I. 1979/1573, Sch. 4 para. 10

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