The Poisons Act 1972 and the Poisons Rules 1982
- Controls the sale of poisons, and
- Provides for registration of sellers of poisons
Sales of poisons are prohibited unless the seller is a retail pharmacist or a person who has his name on the local authority's list entitling him to sell poisons from the premises named (a listed seller).
Listed sellers can not sell poisons which are included in Part I of the Poisons List. These may only be sold by a pharmacist.
A listed seller or their named deputy is authorised to sell the poisons named in Part II of the Poisons List subject to certain conditions.
Each listed seller is required to keep a Poisons Book in which certain information relating to each sale of a poison must be entered before delivery to the purchaser.
Fees must be paid to the local authority by persons wishing to have their names on the list.
Registering For The Sale Of Non - Medicinal Poisons
To apply to have your name entered on the list you need to download and complete an application form from this page or if you would like us to post one to you please contact us. The completed form should be returned to us at our Shirehall offices.
The initial fee to have your name entered on the list is - £105.00
Renewal of registration - £52.00
A Change in registration details is £35.00
Cheques to be made payable to Shropshire Council.
The registration period runs from 1 May to 30 April.
Subsequently, in April each year, you will receive a reminder to apply to be retained on the list, together with an application form. Your name will be removed from the list on 30 April each year unless an application to retain the name on the list has been received.
A copy of the Poisons Act 1972 can be inspected at our office, where you may also obtain an application form and further help or advice.
We hope that you have found our this information of use. If you require any further information or have any queries, please contact us.