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6th May 2009
Laid before Parliament
7th May 2009
Coming into force
8th May 2009
The Secretary of State and the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety, acting jointly, make the following Order in exercise of powers conferred upon them by sections 57(1) and (2), 58(4) and (5) and 129(4) of the Medicines Act 1968(1), or, in the case of the Minister, the powers conferred by those provisions now vested in the Minister(2).
In accordance with section 129(6) of that Act, they have consulted such organisations as appear to them to be representative of interests likely to be substantially affected by this Order. In accordance with sections 58(6) and 129(7) of that Act, they have consulted and taken into account the advice of the Commission on Human Medicines(3).
1968 c.67. The expression “the Ministers”, which is relevant to the powers being exercised in the making of this Order, is defined in section 1 of the Act as amended by S.I. 1999/3142 and S.I. 2006/2407; section 57(1) of that Act was amended by S.I. 2006/2407; section 58(4) and (5) was amended by the Medicinal Products: Prescription by Nurses etc. Act 1992 (c.28), section 1, and the Health and Social Care Act 2001 (c.15), section 63, and by S.I.2002/253 and 2006/2407.
By virtue of section 95(5) of, and paragraph 10 of Schedule 12 to, the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c.47); the Department for which the Minister was responsible was renamed by virtue of article 3(6) of S.I. 1999/283 (N.I.1.).
The expression “the appropriate committee”, referred to in section 58(6) of the Act, is defined in section 4(6) of the Act, as amended by S.I. 2005/1094.
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