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Statutory Instrument 1993 No.751

The Medicines Control Agency Trading Fund Order 1993

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1993 No.751

GOVERNMENT TRADING FUNDS

The Medicines Control Agency Trading Fund Order 1993

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Made15th March 1993
Coming into force1st April 1993

    Whereas—
        (1)  It appears to the Secretary of State for Health ("the Secretary of State") that—
      (a) such of the operations of that part of the Department of Health known as the Medicines Control Agency as are described in Schedule 1 to this Order (being operations for which she is responsible) are suitable to be financed by means of a fund established under the Government Trading Funds Act 1973[1] ("the 1973 Act") and, in particular, to be so managed that the revenue of the fund would consist principally of receipts in respect of goods or services provided in the course of the operations in question, and
      (b) the financing of the operations in question by means of such a fund would be in the interests of the improved efficiency and effectiveness of the management of those operations;

        (2)  The Secretary of State, having considered that the operations in question consist substantially in the provision of services in the United Kingdom otherwise than to departments of the government and that an opportunity to make representations to her should be given, has, in accordance with section 1(3) of the 1973 Act, taken such steps as appear to her appropriate to give an opportunity to such persons as appear to her appropriate to make representations to her and has, in accordance with section 6(4) of that Act, laid before Parliament a report about the representations received and her conclusions;

        (3)  In accordance with section 2 of the 1973 Act, the Secretary of State has determined with the concurrence of the Treasury what Crown assets and liabilities are properly attributable to the operations for which a fund is to be established and are suitable to be appropriated to that fund;

        (4)  In accordance with section 6(2) of the 1973 Act, a draft of this Order has been laid before the House of Commons and has been approved by a resolution of that House:
    Now, therefore, the Secretary of State in exercise of the powers conferred upon her by sections 1, 2(1)(b) and (7), 2A(1) and 2B(6)[2] of the 1973 Act and all other powers enabling her in that behalf, with the concurrence of the Treasury, hereby makes the following Order:—
    Citation, commencement and interpretation
        1.—(1)  This Order may be cited as the Medicines Control Agency Trading FundOrder 1993 and shall come into force on 1st April 1993.

        (2)  In this Order,
      "the 1968 Act" means the Medicines Act 1968[3];

      "the fund" means the fund established by Article 2 of this Order;

      "funded operations" means the operations of the Medicines Control Agency described in Schedule 1 to this Order.

        (3)  In this Order expressions defined in the 1968 Act for the purposes of that Act shall have the same meaning as is given for the purposes of that Act.
    Establishment of the fund
        2.    As from 1st April 1993 for such of the operations of that part of the Department of Health known as the Medicines Control Agency as are described in Schedule 1 to this Order, there shall be established a trading fund to be known as the Medicines Control Agency Trading Fund.
    Source of loans
        3.    The Secretary of State for Health is hereby designated as the source of issues to the fund by way of loan.
    Assets, liabilities and public dividend capital
        4.—(1)  The Crown assets and liabilities set out in Parts I and II respectively of Schedule 2 to this Order shall be appropriated as assets and liabilities respectively of the fund, at values or amounts determined by the Secretary of State for Health in accordance with Treasury directions.

        (2)  50 per cent of the amount by which the values of those assets exceed the amounts of those liabilities shall be treated as public dividend capital.
    Limitation of indebtedness
        5.    The maximum amount that may be issued to the fund by way of loan under section 2B of the 1973 Act shall be £5,000,000.



Virginia Bottomley

Secretary of State for Health

11th March 1993
We concur

Tim Wood

Irvine Patnick

Two of the Lords' Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

15th March 1993





Notes:

[1] 1973 c. 63, as amended by the Government Trading Act 1990 (c. 30) ("the 1990 Act"). The 1973 Act, as so amended, is set out in Schedule 1 to the 1990 Act. Section 2 of the 1973 Act, as so amended, was further amended by section 119 of the Finance Act 1991 (c. 31).

[2] Sections 2A and 2B of the 1973 Act were inserted by section 1 of the 1990 Act.

[3] 1968 c. 67.

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