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1985 No. 1539

MEDICINES

The Medicines (Control of Substances for Manufacture) (Appointed Day) Order 1985

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3rd October 1985

The Secretary of State concerned with health in England, the Secretaries of State respectively concerned with health and with agriculture in Wales and 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 16(1) of the Medicines Act 1968(1) and now vested in them(2) 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 this order pursuant to section 129(6) of that Act, hereby make the following order:—

1.  The relevant appointed day for the purposes of section 16(1) of the Medicines Act 1968 as that sub-section has effect by virtue of Article 3 of the Medicines (Control of Substances for Manufacture) Order 1985 in relation to the substances specified by paragraph (1) of that Article shall be 15th October 1985.

2.  This order may be cited as the Medicines (Control of Substances for Manufacture) (Appointed Day) Order 1985.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Social Services.

R.W. Whitney

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Department of Health and Social Security

18th September 1985

Signed with the authority of the Secretary of State for Wales.

Wyn Roberts

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

23rd September 1985

George Younger

Secretary of State for Scotland

3rd October 1985

In witness whereof the official seal of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is hereunto affixed on 22nd September 1985.

L.S.

Michael Jopling

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Sealed with the official seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland this 12th day of September 1985.

L.S.

Maurice N. Hayes

Permanent Secretary

Sealed with the official seal of the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland this 12th day of September 1985.

L.S.

W.H. Jack

Permanent Secretary

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order appoints 15th October 1985 as the day from which the licensing restrictions on marketing, manufacture and wholesale dealing imposed by sections 7 and 8 of the Medicines Act 1968 shall, subject to certain transitional exemptions contained in section 16 of that Act, apply to the substances gentamicin, neomycin and nystatin, in circumstances where those substances are not in themselves medicinal products but are used as ingredients in the manufacture of medicinal products. These and other provisions of the Act are applied to those substances, in specified circumstances, by the Medicines (Control of Substances for Manufacture) Order 1985 (S.I. 1985/1403).

(1)

, as applied and modified in relation to substances specified by the Medicines (Control of Substances for Manufacture) Order 1985 (S.I. 1985/1403).

(2)

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), in the case of the Secretary of State concerned with agriculture in Wales by virtue of Article 2(3) of, and Schedule 1 to, the Transfer of Functions (Wales) (No. 1) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/272) 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).

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