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19th October 2006
Laid before Parliament
26th October 2006
Coming into force
17th November 2006
The Secretary of State and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, acting jointly, make the following Regulations in the exercise of powers conferred upon them by sections 60(2) and 129(5) of the Medicines Act 1968(1), or, in the case of the Department, the powers conferred by those provisions and now vested in it(2).
In so far as these Regulations are not made under section 60(2) and 129(5) of the Medicines Act 1968, the Secretary of State makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred upon her by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(3). The Secretary of State has been designated for the purposes of section 2(2) in relation to medicinal products(4).
In accordance with section 129(6) of the Medicines Act 1968, the Secretary of State and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety have consulted such organisations as appear to them to be representative of interests likely to be substantially affected by these Regulations. In accordance with sections 60(7) and 129(7) of that Act, they have consulted and taken into account the advice of the Commission on Human Medicines(5).
1968 c.67. The expression “the Ministers”, which is relevant to the powers being exercised in the making of these Regulations, is defined in section 1 of the Act as amended by Schedule 1 to S.I. 1969/388, paragraph 1(1) of the Schedule to S.I. 1999/3142 and paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 8 to S.I. 2006/2407; section 60 was amended by paragraph 33 of Part 1 of Schedule 8 to S.I. 2006/2407.
By virtue of the powers vested in the Minister in charge of that Department by virtue of section 95(5) of, and paragraph 10 of Schedule 12 to, the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c.47), which may now be exercised by the Department by virtue of section 1(8) of, and paragraph 4(1)(b) of the Schedule to, the Northern Ireland Act 2000 (c.1); the Department was renamed by virtue of Article 3(6) of S.I. 1999/283 (N.I.1.).
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