1 Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Amendment Regulations 2007 and shall come into force on 1st January 2008.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 January 2008: see above.

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

2Amendment of the Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Regulations 1973

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

(a)    in paragraph (1) (fee for registration of premises), for “£492” substitute “£510” and for “£97” (fee where premises are in Northern Ireland) substitute “£102”;

(b)    in paragraph (2) (retention fee), for “£156” substitute “£162” and for “£135” (fee where premises are in Northern Ireland) substitute “£142”; and

(c)    in paragraph (3) (additional sum by way of penalty), for “£492” substitute “£510” and for “£281” (sum where premises are in Northern Ireland) substitute “£295”.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 January 2008: see reg 1.

3 Revocation

3Revocation

The Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Amendment Regulations 2006 are revoked.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 January 2008: see reg 1.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Dawn Primarolo

Minister of State,

Department of Health

12th November 2007

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Michael McGimpsey

Minister for Health,

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

14th November 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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”) as follows—

(a)    regulation 2(a) increases the fee for registration of premises at which a retail pharmacy business is, or is to be, carried on from £492 to £510 (where the premises are in Great Britain) and from £97 to £102 (where the premises are in Northern Ireland);

(b)    regulation 2(b) increases the subsequent annual fee (retention fees) from £156 to £162 (where the premises are in Great Britain) and from £135 to £142 (where the premises are in Northern Ireland);

(c)    regulation 2(c) increases the penalty for failure to pay a retention fee (payable in circumstances specified in section 76(2) of the Medicines Act 1968) from £492 to £510 (where premises are in Great Britain) and from £281 to £295 (where the premises are in Northern Ireland).

These Regulations also revoke the Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Amendment Regulations 2006, which increased the fees in the principal Regulations, the effect of which is spent.

These Regulations amend an existing regulatory regime to increase the fees by a pre-determined formula in relation to Great Britain. A full Impact Assessment is not necessary for such legislation.

These Regulations amend an existing regulatory regime to increase the fees by 5% in relation to Northern Ireland.