Misuse of Drugs Act 1977

Miscellaneous repeals and transitional provisions.

42

42. (1) The following are hereby repealed:

( a) (i) “by the General Council of Medical Education and Registration of the United Kingdom” in section 1 of the Pharmacopoeia Act, 1931, and

(ii) section 2 (3) of that Act; and

( b) section 78 of the Health Act, 1970.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the Minister may by regulations provide—

( a) that a register specified in the regulations and kept by him under regulations made under section 78 of the Health Act, 1970, shall be included in and shall be deemed to be part of a register to be kept by him for the purposes of regulations under this Act, or

( b) that any person, being a person whose name was, immediately before the commencement of this section, on a register specified in the regulations and kept by the Minister under the said section 78, shall be deemed to have been granted, issued or given, as may be appropriate, such licence, permit or other form of authority under this Act as may be specified in the regulations.

(3) Notwithstanding section 41 (1) of this Act, the Minister may by regulations provide that any person who was, immediately before the commencement of this section, the holder of a licence, permit or other authority granted, issued or given under the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1934, shall be deemed to have been granted, issued or given, as may be appropriate, such licence, permit or other form of authority under this Act as may be specified in the regulations.

(4) Regulations made under this section which include provisions mentioned in paragraph (b) of subsection (2) or in subsection (3) of this section may also include—

( a) provisions deeming any such licence, permit or other form of authority to have been granted, issued or given subject to conditions specified in the regulations, and

( b) provisions enabling the Minister in specified circumstances to direct that provisions of regulations under this section shall cease to apply in relation to a particular person.

(5) Where the Minister duly gives a direction referred to in subsection (4) (b) of this section, the provisions specified in the direction shall in accordance with the direction cease to apply in relation to the person to whom the direction relates.

Annotations

Editorial Notes:

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Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.05.1979) by Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 32 of 1979), in effect as per reg. 2; revoked (8.12.1988) by Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 328 of 1988), reg. 2.