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Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

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16 Provisions supplementary to ss. 14 and 15.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The provisions of Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the constitution and procedure of any tribunal, advisory body or professional panel appointed for the purposes of section 14 or 15 of this Act, and with respect to the other matters there mentioned.

[F1(1A)Where in accordance with section 14(1A) a case is referred to a tribunal or advisory body by the Scottish Ministers—

(a)references in this section and Schedule 3 to the Secretary of State are to be read as references to the Scottish Ministers, and

(b)references in that Schedule to the approval of the Treasury do not apply.]

(2)The Secretary of State shall cause a copy of any order or direction made or given by him in pursuance of section 14(7) of this Act or any direction given by him by virtue of the said section 15 to be served on the person to whom it applies and shall cause notice of any such direction, and a copy of any notice served under section 15(6) of this Act, to be published in the London, Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes.

(3)The Secretary of State may at any time give a direction—

(a)cancelling or suspending any direction given by him in pursuance of section 14(7) of this Act or cancelling any direction of his under this subsection by which a direction so given is suspended; or

(b)cancelling any direction given by him by virtue of section 15 of this Act,

and shall cause a copy of any direction of his under this subsection to be served on the person to whom it applies and notice of it to be published as aforesaid.

(4)A direction given under section 13(1) or (2) of this Act or under subsection (3) above shall take effect when a copy of it is served on the person to whom it applies.

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