UK participation in the European medicines regulatory network

Trade Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 17th July 2018.

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“(1) It shall be the objective of an appropriate authority to take all necessary steps to implement an international trade agreement, which enables the UK to fully participate after exit day in the European medicines regulatory network partnership between the European Union, European Economic Area and the European Medicines Agency.

(2) Exit day shall have the meaning set out in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.”—(Dr Phillip Lee.)

This new clause would ensure that it is a negotiating objective for the UK Government to secure an international agreement through which the UK may continue to participate in the European medicines regulatory network partnership between the EU, EEA and the European Medicines Agency, ensuring that patients continue to have access to high-quality, effective and safe pharmaceutical and medical products, fully aligned with the member states of the EU and EEA.

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 305, Noes 301.

Division number 222

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Aye

No

Question accordingly agreed to.

New clause 17 added to the Bill.

New Clause 18