Statutory Instruments

2006 No. 3331

dangerous drugs

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2006

Made

14th December 2006

Coming into force

18th January 2007

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 14th day of December 2006

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

In accordance with section 2(5) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971(1) a draft of this Order has been laid before Parliament on the recommendation of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

Accordingly, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred upon Her by section 2(2) of that Act, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order as follows:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2006 and shall come into force on the thirty-fifth day after the day on which it is made.

2.—(1) In Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971(2) (which specifies the drugs which are subject to control under that Act as Class A drugs), in paragraph 1(a) after “Methadyl acetate” insert “Methylamphetamine”.

(2) In Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (which specifies the drugs which are subject to control under that Act as Class B drugs), in paragraph 1(a) omit “Methylamphetamine”.

Meriel McCullagh

Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order reclassifies methylamphetamine, previously a Class B drug, as a Class A drug by moving it from Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 to Part 1 of that Schedule.

(2)

Schedule 2 has been amended by a number of statutory instruments which are not relevant to this Order.