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Deregulation Act 2015

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15(1)Section 11 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

(2)Omit subsection (1).

(3)In subsection (2), omit the definitions of—

  • “the board”

  • “local authority’s list”

  • “Poisons Rules”

  • “prescribed”

  • “sale by way of wholesale dealing”.

(4)In that subsection, insert the following definitions in the appropriate place alphabetically—

  • “Great Britain” includes the territorial sea of the United Kingdom other than the part adjacent to Northern Ireland;,

  • “licence” (other than in the expression “recognised non-GB licence” and in section 4B) means a licence granted under section 4A;,

  • “member of the general public” has the meaning given in section 3;,

  • “mixture” means a mixture or solution composed of two or more substances;,

  • “recognised non-GB licence” has the meaning given in section 4B;,

  • “regulated substance”, “regulated explosives precursor” and “regulated poison” have the meanings given in section 2;,

  • “reportable substance”, “reportable explosives precursor” and “reportable poison” have the meanings given in section 2;, and

  • “substance” means a chemical element and its compounds in the natural state or obtained by any manufacturing process—

    (a)

    including any additive necessary to preserve its stability and any impurity deriving from the process used, but

    (b)

    excluding any solvent that may be separated without affecting the stability of the substance or changing its composition;”..

(5)In that subsection, in the definition of “retail pharmacy business”, for “section 132(1) of the Medicines Act 1968” substitute “regulation 8 of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916)”.

(6)After subsection (2) insert—

(3)In relation to a regulated substance or a reportable substance, any reference to the substance is a reference to the substance or the mixture, as the case may be.

(4)References in this Act to supplying something include any kind of supply or making available, whether in return for payment or free of charge.

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