HC Deb 20 April 1994 vol 241 c546W
Mrs. Bridget Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when Meditronic was first licensed to sell pacemaker leads in the United Kingdom; and which leads were licensed, by date.

Mr. Sackville

There is no requirement for the licensing of medical devices intended for sale within the United Kingdom, including pacemaker leads.

The Department of Health has operated a voluntary registration scheme for manufacturers of medical devices since 1981; Meditronic was first registered on 10 October 1983.

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