European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1993 c. 32


European Communities(Amendment) Act 1993

1993 CHAPTER 32

An Act to make provision consequential on the Treaty on European Union signed at Maastricht on 7th February 1992.

[20th July 1993]

B e it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Treaty on European Union.

1 Treaty on European Union.

(1) In section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 , in the definition of ‘the Treaties’ and ‘the Community Treaties’, after paragraph (j) (inserted by the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1986 ) there shall be inserted the words ‘and

(k) Titles II, III and IV of the Treaty on European Union signed at Maastricht on 7th February 1992, together with the other provisions of the Treaty so far as they relate to those Titles, and the Protocols adopted at Maastricht on that date and annexed to the Treaty establishing the European Community with the exception of the Protocol on Social Policy on page 117 of Cm 1934’.

(2) For the purpose of section 6 of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978 (approval of treaties increasing the Parliament's powers) the Treaty on European Union signed at Maastricht on 7th February 1992 is approved.

S-2 Economic and monetary union.

2 Economic and monetary union.

2. No notification shall be given to the Council of the European Communities that the United Kingdom intends to move to the third stage of economic and monetary union (in accordance with the Protocol on certain provisions relating to the United Kingdom adopted at Maastricht on 7th February 1992) unless a draft of the notification has first been approved by Act of Parliament and unless Her Majesty's Government has reported to Parliament on its proposals for the co-ordination of economic policies, its role in the European Council of Finance Ministers (ECOFIN) in pursuit of the objectives of Article 2 of the Treaty establishing the European Community as provided for in Articles 103 and 102a, and the work of the European Monetary Institute in preparation for economic and monetary union.

S-3 Annual report by Bank of England.

3 Annual report by Bank of England.

3. In implementing Article 108 of...

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