The Medicines (Phenacetin Prohibition) (Revocation) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-12-30

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 3269

MEDICINES
The Medicines (Phenacetin Prohibition) (Revocation) Order 1996

Made
30th December 1996

Laid before Parliament
31st December 1996

Coming into force
21st January 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 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 the Medicines Commission in accordance with section 62(3) 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 (Phenacetin Prohibition) (Revocation) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 21st January 1997.

Revocation of the Medicines (Phenacetin Prohibition) Order 1979

2.  The Medicines (Phenacetin Prohibition) Order 1979(3) is hereby revoked.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

John Horam
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Department of Health
30th December 1996

Lindsay
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Scottish Office
9th December 1996

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Jonathan Evans
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Welsh Office
11th December 1996

Angela Browning
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
9th December 1996

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland this 3rd day of December 1996.

L.S.
F.A. Elliott
Permanent Secretary

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland this 3rd day of December 1996.

L.S.
P.J.Small
Permanent Secretary

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order revokes the Medicines (Phenacetin Prohibition) Order 1979 which prohibited the sale, supply or importation of any medicinal product consisting of or containing phenacetin, subject to specified exceptions.


(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)
S.I. 1979/1181.
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