HC Deb 23 June 1971 vol 819 c308W
Miss Joan Hall

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is to be the first appointed day for the purpose of the Medicines Act, 1968.

Sir K. Joseph

After consultation with the interests concerned, the Health and Agriculture Ministers have decided that the first appointed day under the Act will be 1st September, 1971. On or after this day new medicinal products brought on to the market in the United Kingdom will require licences.