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Opiate Products

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2006, Official Report, column 815W, on opiate products, what assessment he has made of whether the Republic of Ireland's interpretation of the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotics of 1961 would permit the importation of oxycodone hydrochloride raw material from (a) the United States and (b) the European Union. (80574)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2006, Official Report, column 815W, on opiate products, what assessment he has made of the restrictiveness of the interpretation of the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotics of 1961 within (a) the Republic of Ireland and (b) the UK. (80576)

None in relation to the Republic of Ireland. For the UK the only assessment of the restriction of importation has been made in respect of codeine where importation has been restricted to 10 per cent. of the estimate of domestic consumption.