To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to respond to the consultation entitled Review of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013, published on 2 February 2023.
Veterinary medicines play a vital role in protecting our animals’ health and welfare. Defra is updating the Veterinary Medicines Regulations in respect of Great Britain, to ensure the Regulations continue to be fit for purpose, and we consulted on these changes earlier this year. We are finalising the response to the consultation, where we will set out the changes we are taking forward. We are aware that there is significant interest in our proposed changes and we are taking our time to make sure we get it right.