Medicines and Medical Devices Bill

Explanatory Notes


297 During the passage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 through the House of Commons, the previous Government committed to providing a statement on the impact of EU-exit primary legislation on either the Equality Act 2006 or the Equality Act 2010.

298 The Medicines and Medical Devices Bill does not amend, repeal or revoke any provision of the Equality Act 2006, the Equality Act 2010 or any subordinate legislation made under either of those Acts (the equalities legislation).

299 In relation to the policy which is given effect by the Bill, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has had due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010.


Prepared 12th February 2020