Citation, commencement and interpretation
1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Medicines (Advisory Bodies) (No. 2) Regulations 2005.
(2) These Regulations shall come into force—
(a)for the purpose of Schedules 1 and 2, immediately after the coming into force of the Medicines (Advisory Bodies) Regulations 2005(1); and
(b)for all other purposes, 30th October 2005.
(3) In these Regulations—
“the Act” means the Medicines Act 1968(2);
“appropriate committee” means—
in a case where—
a committee has been established under section 4 of the Act for purposes which consist of or include any of those specified in subsection (3) of that section, and
the relevant authority considers it to be the appropriate committee in the circumstances,
that committee; and
in any other case, the Commission.
“the appropriate Ministers” has the meaning given by section 1(2) of the Act;
“the Clinical Trials Regulations” means the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004(3);
“the Commission” means the Commission on Human Medicines established under section 2A of the Act(4);
“licence” means a licence granted under Part II of the Act;
“licensing authority” has the meaning given by section 6 of the Act;
“the Marketing Authorization Regulations” means the Medicines for Human Use (Marketing Authorisations Etc.) Regulations 1994(5);
“marketing authorization” means—
a marketing authorization granted by the licensing authority under the Marketing Authorization Regulations;
a product licence granted under Part II of the Act that has effect as a marketing authorization by virtue of paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 to those Regulations;
“relevant authority” means—
in relation to Part 2 of Schedule 5, the appropriate Ministers, and
in relation to any other provision of these Regulations, the licensing authority;
“the time allowed” means the period of 28 days beginning with the date of the relevant notification, or such longer period as the licensing authority may allow in any particular case.