||<p>The Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) advises health ministers on the safety,
efficacy and quality of medicinal products. Expert Working Groups of the CHM are comprised
of independent experts who work on a voluntary basis and receive reasonable expenses.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency provide a secretariat function
to the CHM and its Expert Working Groups. This is included in Agency costs. The Agency
is an Executive Agency of the Department and it is established as a Government trading
fund, with its work predominantly funded by fees charged to the industry it regulates.</p>