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21st June 1977
Laid before Parliament
24th June 1977
Coming into Operation
15th July 1977
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 Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland and the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland, acting jointly, in exercise of powers conferred by section 18(1) 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 regulations, hereby make the following regulations:—
1. (1) These regulations may be cited as the Medicines (Applications for Manufacturer's and Wholesale Dealer's Licences) Amendment Regulations 1977 and shall come into operation on 15th July 1977.
2. In regulation 2(1) of the principal regulations (definitions) after the definition of “application” there shall be inserted the following definitions—
““imported proprietary product” means
“proprietary medicinal product”
3. In paragraph 7 of Schedule 1 to the principal regulations (manufacturer's licences) there shall be inserted the following sub-paragraph—
“(5) The name and address and degrees, diplomas or qualifications and experience of the person who is to carry out the functions specified in paragraph 16(3) of Schedule 2 to the Medicines (Standard Provisions for Licences and Certificates) Regulations 1971(4), as amended(5) (“qualified person”).”
4. (1) In paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the principal regulations (wholesale dealer's licences) after sub-paragraph (d) there shall be inserted the following sub-paragraph—
“(e)dealing in imported proprietary products.”
(2) At the end of paragraph 6 of the said Schedule there shall be inserted the following sentence—
“Where the licence is to relate to imported proprietary products the statement shall indicate the description of the medicinal products.”
(3) After paragraph 8 of the said Schedule there shall be inserted the following paragraph—
“9. Where the licence is to relate to imported proprietary products and is to be subject to the provisions of paragraph 8 of Schedule 3 to the Medicines (Standard Provisions for Licences and Certificates) Regulations 1971, as amended, (“qualified person”), the name and address and degrees, diplomas or qualifications and experience of the person who is to carry out the functions specified in the said paragraph.”.
Secretary of State for Social Services
13th June 1977
Secretary of State for Wales
14th June 1977
Secretary of State for Scotland
16th June 1977
In witness whereof the official seal of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is hereunto affixed on 17th June 1977.
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Sealed with the official seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland this 20th day of June 1977.
Sealed with the official seal of the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland this 21st day of June 1977.
J. A. Young
These Regulations amend the Medicines (Applications for Manufacturer's and Wholesale Dealer's Licences) Regulations 1971 by prescribing particulars of persons who are to act as qualified persons to be furnished in applications for manufacturer's licences relating to medicinal products and in applications for wholesale dealer's licences relating to imported proprietary medicinal products. To the extent that the regulations relate to proprietary medicinal products they implement certain Community obligations under two Council Directives Nos. 65/65/EEC and 75/319/EEC.
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 Northern Ireland. Departments by virtue of section 40 of, and Schedule 5 to, the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36), and section 1(3) of, and paragraph 2(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to, the Northern Ireland Act 1974 (c. 28).
(1971 II, p. 2836).
See regulations 2 and 3 of the Medicines (Medicines Act 1968 Amendment) Regulations 1977 (S.I. 1977/1050(1977 II, p. 2986)) and regulations 3 and 4 of the Medicines (Medicines Act 1968 Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1977 (S.R. of N.I. 1977/170).
S.I 1971/972 (1971 II, p. 2809).
The relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1972/1226, 1977/1053 (1972 II, p. 3708; 1977 II, p. 2996).
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