The following is a summary of the requirements of the Poisons Act 1972 in relation to listed sellers. A more comprehensive guidance document can be accessed via the "Current Documents" link on the right.
The Sale of Non-Medicinal Poisons
The Poisons Act 1972 and the Poisons Rules 1982 prohibit the sale of poisons 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 person whose name is entered in the local authority's list (a listed seller) CANNOT sell poisons which are included in Part 1 of the Poisons List. These may only be sold by a pharmacist.
A listed seller or his named deputies is authorised to sell the poisons named in Part II of the Poisons List subject to conditions stated below.
Subject to some specific exemptions 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.
A person wishing to have their name added to the Council's list of authorised sellers or who requires more information on the subject should contact Trading Standards on 01463 228700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org