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Medical Treatments: EU Law

Volume 487: debated on Monday 2 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what information his Department has on progress made recently in implementing the Medicines Directive in (a) Jersey and (b) Guernsey; (252887)

(2) when he expects the Medicines (Human and Veterinary) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2008 to come into force in Guernsey.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has a meeting with the government of Jersey on 11 February 2009 to begin discussions on the implementation of the Medicines Directive 2001/83/EC. Guernsey's Medicines Law received Royal Assent on 10 December 2008 and now requires an ordinance by the states of Guernsey to bring it in to force. This is expected in spring 2009. The MHRA continues to assist the government of Guernsey in the development of the additional legislation required for implementation of the Medicines Directive.