New Clause 11 - Testing of samples of nicotine-containing e-cigarette products

Part of Tobacco and Vapes Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 3:00 pm ar 14 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Gary Streeter Gary Streeter Ceidwadwyr, South West Devon 3:00, 14 Mai 2024

With this it will be convenient to discuss new clause 13— Report on the powers of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: vaping and nicotine products—

“(1) Within 12 months of this Act receiving Royal Assent, the Secretary of State must lay a report before Parliament examining the case for giving the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (the MHRA) the explicit power to—

(a) request samples and test vaping and nicotine products as part of the notification scheme; and

(b) recall and remove from the list of notified products vaping and nicotine products which do not comply with product standards.

(2) The report should also examine the case for a requirement for local trading standards authorities to notify the MHRA of any instances where vaping or nicotine products are being sold which—

(a) have not been notified to the MHRA; or

(b) do not comply with product standards.

(3) The Secretary of State may by regulations give effect to any recommendations made in the report.

(4) Regulations under this section—

(a) shall be made by statutory instrument; and

(b) may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament