Medicines and Medical Devices Bill

Explanatory Notes

Parliamentary approval for financial costs or for charges imposed

294 A money resolution is required for the Bill. Such a resolution is required where a Bill authorises or confers a power to authorise new charges on the public revenue (broadly speaking, new expenditure). In this case, clauses 1, 8 and 12 confer powers to make secondary legislation about human medicines, veterinary medicines and medical devices which could result in new charges on the public revenue.

295 A ways and means resolution is also required for the Bill. Such a resolution is required where a Bill authorises or confers a power to authorise new charges on the people (broadly speaking, new taxation or similar charges, including fees charged in relation to functions which were previously paid for using money from the public revenue). In this case, clauses 5, 10 and 14 confer powers to make provision about the charging of fees in connection with various functions previously paid for using money from the public revenue.

 

Prepared 12th February 2020