The Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Amendment Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-12-04

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 3054

MEDICINES
The Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Amendment Regulations 1996

Made
4th December 1996

Laid before Parliament
11th December 1996

Coming into force
1st January 1997

The Secretaries of State concerned with health in England, in Wales and in Scotland and the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland, acting jointly as the Health Ministers in exercise of powers conferred on them by sections 75(1), 76(1), (2) and (6) and 129(5) of the Medicines Act 1968(1) or, as the case may be, those conferred by those provisions and now vested in them(2), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, after consulting, pursuant to section 129(6) of that Act, such organisations as appear to them to be representative of interests likely to be substantially affected by these Regulations, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations, which may be cited as the Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Amendment Regulations 1996, come into force on 1st January 1997.

Amendment of the Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Regulations 1973

2.  In regulation 3 (fees) of the Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Regulations 1973(3),

(a)in paragraph (1) (fee for registration of premises), for “£124” there is substituted “£128” and for “£66” (fee where premises are in Northern Ireland) there is substituted “£69”,

(b)in paragraph (2) (retention fee), for “£80” there is substituted “£82” and for “£61” (fee where premises are in Northern Ireland) there is substituted “£64”,

(c)in paragraph (3) (additional sum by way of penalty), for “£256” there is substituted “£264” and for “£189” (sum where premises are in Northern Ireland) there is substituted “£197”.

Revocation

3.  The Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Amendment Regulations 1995(4) are hereby revoked.

Signed by Authority of Secretary of State for Health

Gerald Malone
Minister of State
Department of Health
3rd December 1996

William Hague
Secretary of State for Wales
3rd December 1996

James Douglas-Hamilton
Minister of State, The Scottish Office
4th December 1996

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland this

L.S.
F.A. Elliott
Permanent Secretary
3rd day of December 1996.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations further amend the Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Regulations 1973 (“the principal Regulations”). Regulation 2(a) increases the fees for registration of premises at which a retail pharmacy business is, or is to be, carried on from £124 to £128 and, where the premises are in Northern Ireland, from £66 to £69. Regulation 2(b) increases subsequent annual fees (retention fees) from £80 to £82 and, where the premises are in Northern Ireland, from £61 to £64. Regulation 2(c) increases the penalty for failure to pay retention fees (payable in circumstances specified in section 76(2) of the Medicines Act 1968) from £256 to £264 and, where the premises are in Northern Ireland, from £189 to £197.
These Regulations also revoke the Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Amendment Regulations 1995, which increased the fees in the principal Regulations, the effect of which is spent on the coming into force of these Regulations.


(1)
1968 c. 67. The expression “the Health Ministers” is defined in section 1(1)(a) of that Act as amended by S.I. 1969/388, Schedule 1. The word “prescribed” is defined in section 132(1).

(2)
In the case of the Secretaries of State concerned with health in England and in Wales by virtue of article 2(2) of, and Schedule 1 to, the Transfer of Functions (Wales) Order 1969 (S.I. 1969/388); in the case of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland by virtue of section 40 of, and Schedule 5 to, the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36) and section 1(3) of, and paragraph 2(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to, the Northern Ireland Act 1974 (c. 28).

(3)
S. I. 1973/1822; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1980/1806 and 1995/3029.

(4)
S.I. 1995/3029.
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