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Veterinary Medicines

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment she has made of the impact on recommendation 9 of the Competition Commission report Veterinary Medicines: a Report on the Supply Within the United Kingdom of Prescription-only Veterinary Medicines of the European Commission's proposal to end the general licence classification of management products. [116105]

The regulatory controls relating to the supply of veterinary medicines in the UK is the responsibility of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is currently considering the Competition Commission's recommendations relating to the veterinary medicines regulatory system. The Government will publish its response by 10 July 2003.