Power to make regulations about human medicines

Part of Medicines and Medical Devices Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:00 pm ar 8 Mehefin 2020.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Llafur, Bethnal Green and Bow 12:00, 8 Mehefin 2020

Nobody doubts that innovation will thrive if there are proper frameworks and safeguards in place, but it is clear that, in a post-Brexit world, our Government will want to see more innovation in research and development and investment, and sometimes the choices will come into conflict. There will be a trade-off, and we must ask what is a greater priority. Frankly, in recent years, some of the narrative that we have heard from the Government has not inspired confidence. I am looking for a very clear message that public safety will be set in stone. It is not good enough for Ministers to give reassurance; it has to be set in stone. We have to have confidence that public safety will not be compromised in the interest of getting investment. That is necessary, but it should not come at the cost of public safety.