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1974 No. 1149

MEDICINES

The Medicines (Termination of Transitional Exemptions) (No. 2) Order 1974

Made

5th July 1974

The Secretaries of State respectively concerned with health in England and in Wales, the Secretary of State concerned with health and with agriculture in Scotland, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Head of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland and the Head of the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland, acting jointly, in exercise of powers conferred by section 17 of the Medicines Act 1968 and now vested in them(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, after consulting such organisations as appear to them to be representative of interests likely to be substantially affected by the following order, hereby make the following order:—

Citation and interpretation

1.  (1)  This order may be cited as the Medicines (Termination of Transitional Exemptions) (No. 2) Order 1974.

(2) In this order, unless the context otherwise requires, “the Act” means the Medicines Act 1968 and other expressions have the same meanings as in the Act.

(3) The rules for the construction of Acts of Parliament contained in the Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply for the purposes of the interpretation of this order as they apply for the purposes of the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

Termination of transitional exemptions from licences for ingredients

2.  Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 2(b) of the Medicines (Termination of Transitional Exemptions) (No. 1) Order 1972(2) (wholesale dealing in certain medicinal products), the 1st September 1974 shall be the day appointed for the purposes of subsections (2) to (5) of section 16 of the Act (transitional exemptions) as being the day upon which those subsections shall cease to have effect in relation to anything done on or after that day in so far as it relates to a substance that is a medicinal product by virtue only of the provisions of section 130(1)(b) of the Act (ingredients).

Barbara Castle

Secretary of State for Social Services

27th June 1974

John Morris

Secretary of State for Wales

27th June 1974

William Ross

Secretary of State for Scotland

1st July 1974

In witness whereof the official seal of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is hereunto affixed on 4th July 1974.

L.S.

Frederick Peart

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Donaldson

Head of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland

5th July 1974

Donaldson

Head of the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland

5th July 1974

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Medicines (Termination of Transitional Exemptions) (No. 1) Order 1972 appointed 1st September 1972 as the day upon which the transitional exemptions from the licensing requirements of the Medicines Act 1968 (section 16) ceased to have effect in relation to anything done on or after that day, except in relation to ingredients that are medicinal products (section 130(1)(b) and (3) of that Act) and wholesale dealing in certain medicinal products for human use only. This order now appoints 1st September 1974 as the day for the ending of the transitional exemptions in relation to such ingredients. The order does not relate to the exception made by the earlier order in respect of wholesale dealing.

(1)

In the case of the Secretaries of State concerned with health in England and in Wales by virtue of Article 2(2) of, and Schedule 1 to, the Transfer of Functions (Wales) Order 1969 (S.I. 1969/388; 1969 I, p. 1070), and in the case of the Heads of the Northern Ireland Departments by virtue of section 40 of, and Schedule 5 to, the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36).

(2)

(1972 II, p. 3546).

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