There are no specific powers in the medicines legislation administered by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, an executive agency of the Department or in the Postal Services Act (2000) to control direct mail advertising from the Channel Islands. The legislation administered by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency does not apply to the Channel Islands. The islands have their own legislative assemblies and are responsible for the regulation of activities relating to medicinal products which take place from those Islands. Therefore, any suspected illegal activity is referred to the relevant authority in the Channel Islands for investigation. Advertisements issued from within the Islands would be the responsibility of the relevant authorities within those Islands.