HC Deb 01 July 1993 vol 227 c611W
Mr. David Nicholson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provisions apply to the licensing authority in respect of the acceptance of the advice of either the Committee on Safety of Medicines or the Medicines Commission where the advice of the two bodies is at variance.

Mr. Sackville

The licensing authority must take into account the reports of the Committee on Safety of Medicines and the Medicines Commission on licensing matters referred to these bodies under the procedures laid down in section 21 and 29 of, and schedule 2 to, the Medicines Act 1968, but is not bound to accept the advice of either body.