Clinical Trials: Applications

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4 September 2023.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average time taken by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency was to respond to a clinical trials application in the last 12 months for which information is available; and how many and what proportion of those applications have been responded to within 30 days in that period.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

From July 2022 to June 2023, 587 clinical trial authorisation applications were assessed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in an average of 65.43 days. Out of the 587 applications, 100 of those, or 17.04%, were assessed within 30 days.

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