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Prescription Drugs: Northern Ireland

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL15144, tabled on 21 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the availability of new drugs and medicines in Northern Ireland under the separate licensing arrangements established by the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

Answered on

29 April 2021

We are continuing to engage with the European Union on the movement of medicines into Northern Ireland, as part of conversations regarding outstanding issues on the Protocol. Whilst these discussions are ongoing, we have not made a full assessment of the impact of the Protocol. However, we remain committed to maintaining the availability of medicines and drugs in Northern Ireland and actively monitor the situation.

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Department of Health and Social Care