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Safety of Medicines Bill 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule, SO No 23)
Mr David Amess

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

  • 2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons | 27.01.2012

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 59 2010-11 as introduced | PDF version, 80KB 13.10.2010

Latest news on the Bill

The sponsoring member nominated 27 January 2012 for the second reading. As the House did not sit on this day it was not debated.

This Bill was introduced to Parliament on 20 July 2010 under the Ten Minute Rule. This allows an MP to make his or her case for a new bill in a speech lasting up to ten minutes. An opposing speech may also be made before the House decides whether or not the bill should be introduced. If the MP is successful the bill is taken to have had its first reading.

This Bill is a Private Member’s Bill. These are often not printed until close to the second reading debate. If the text is not yet available here and you wish to know more about this bill please contact its sponsor, Mr David Amess.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill proposes the establishment of a Medicines Safety Evaluation Panel to compare the effectiveness of human biology-based tests and animal-based tests in assessing the safety of medicines.

The panel would be required to report within two years and would have full access to all relevant records held by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.

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