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Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Matthew Pennycook Matthew Pennycook Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracts the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has secured with the European Medicines Agency to carry out authorisation processes in each of the past five years.

Photo of Matthew Pennycook Matthew Pennycook Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the income of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency came from the European Medicines Agency in each of the past five years.

Photo of Matthew Pennycook Matthew Pennycook Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracts the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency bid for to carry out authorisation processes for the European Medicines Agency in each of the past five years; and how many of those bids were successful.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The number of contracts secured by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in each of past five years is shown in the following table:

Financial year

Number of contracts

2013/14

35

2014/15

27

2015/16

35

2016/17

41

2017/18

11

The information included in the table is based on the EMA Committee on Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) rapporteurships allocated to the MHRA for assessment of new marketing authorisation applications.

The proportion of the income of the MHRA that came from the EMA in each of the past five years is shown in the following table:

Financial year

Proportion of income

2013/14

6%

2014/15

6%

2015/16

6%

2016/17

9%

2017/18

8%

The source of the information is the MHRA’s Annual Report and Accounts for each of the past five years.

The number of bids submitted by the MHRA to carry out authorisations processes for the EMA based on the number of bids for CHMP rapporteurship for new marketing authorisation applications and the number of rapporteurships awarded in the last three financial years is shown in the following table:

Financial year

Number of bids submitted

Number of rapporteurships awarded

2015/16

86

35

2016/17

87

41

2017/18

66

11

Metrics for bids submitted prior to this time have not been recorded.

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