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The Medicines (Stilbenes and Thyrostatic Substances Prohibition) (Revocation) Order 1997

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Statutory Instruments

1997 No. 1727

MEDICINES

The Medicines (Stilbenes and Thyrostatic Substances Prohibition) (Revocation) Order 1997

Made

18th July 1997

Laid before Parliament

21st July 1997

Coming into force

11th August 1997

The Secretary of State concerned with health in England, the Secretaries of State respectively concerned with health and with agriculture in Scotland and in Wales, 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 the powers conferred by sections 62(1)(a) and (b) and (2) and 129(4) of the Medicines Act 1968(1) and now vested in them(2) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, after consulting and taking into account the advice of the Veterinary Products Committee(3) in accordance with sections 62(3) and 129(7) of that Act and after consulting such organisations as appear to them to be representative of interests likely to be substantially affected by the following Order in accordance with section 129(6) of that Act, hereby make the following Order:—

Title and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Medicines (Stilbenes and Thyrostatic Substances Prohibition) (Revocation) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 11th August 1997.

Revocation of the Medicines (Stilbenes and Thyrostatic Substances Prohibition) Order 1982

2.  The Medicines (Stilbenes and Thyrostatic Substances Prohibition) Order 1982(4) is hereby revoked.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Tessa Javell

Minister of State for Public Health,

Department of Health

16th July 1997

Sewel

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office

14th July 1997

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Win Griffiths

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office

18th July 1997

Jeff Rooker

Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

15th July 1997

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland this 18th day of July 1997.

L.S.

Jeremy Harbisan

Under Secretary

18th July 1997

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland this 18th day of July 1997.

L.S.

P.J. Small

Permanent Secretary

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order revokes the Medicines (Stilbenes and Thyrostatic Substances Prohibition) Order 1982 as part of the implementation by the Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations 1997 of Council Directive 96/22/EEC concerning the prohibition on the use in stockfarming of certain substances having a hormonal or thyrostatic action and of beta-agonists, and repealing Directives 81/602/EEC, 88/146/EEC and 88/299/EEC (OJ No. L125, 23.5.96, p.3).

A Compliance Cost Assessment has been prepared and a copy has been placed in the library of each House of Parliament. Copies can be obtained from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Woodham Lane, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 3NB.

(1)

1968 c. 67; “the appropriate Ministers” referred to in section 62 is defined in section 1: see also the following footnote.

(2)

In the case of the Secretaries of State concerned with health in England and in Wales by virtue of S.I. 1969/388, in the case of the Secretary of State concerned with agriculture in Wales by virtue of S.I. 1978/272 and in the case of the Northern Ireland Departments by virtue of the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36), section 40 and Schedule 5, and the Northern Ireland Act 1974 (c. 28), section 1(3) and Schedule 1, paragraph 2(1)(b).

(3)

A committee established under section 4 of the Medicines Act 1968 by virtue of the Medicines (Veterinary Products Committee) Order 1970 (S.I. 1970/1304).

(4)

S.I. 1982/518.

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