41576 - Neuromuscular Disorders (Answered)

Alan Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the outcome of the EU referendum on continued access to emerging treatments for muscular dystrophy and other rare neuromuscular conditions.

George Freeman

Nothing will change overnight as a result of the European Union referendum decision. The United Kingdom remains a member of the EU until Article 50 negotiations have concluded. This could take up to two years or more if negotiations are extended. EU law continues to apply and ongoing compliance with EU law is considered important in facilitating orderly transition, for negotiating purposes, and to offer certainty in the meantime. As long as the UK is subject to EU law, the present arrangements remain in place.