The European Communities (Designation) Order 2007

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2007/193

2007 No. 193

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

The European Communities (Designation) Order 2007

Made 7th February 2007

Laid before Parliament 14th February 2007

Coming into force 7th March 2007

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 7th day of February 2007

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 19721and section 29(1) of the Government of Wales Act 19982, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order as follows:

S-1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the European Communities (Designation) Order 2007 and comes into force on 7th March 2007.

(2) In this Order—

“designate” means designate for the purposes of section 2(2), and similar expressions are to be construed accordingly;

“Minister or department” means—

(a) a Minister of the Crown or government department, including a Northern Ireland Minister or Northern Ireland department, or

(b) the National Assembly for Wales;

“section 2(2)” means section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972;

“subordinate legislation” means orders, rules, regulations or schemes made under section 2(2).

S-2 Designation in relation to land contamination

Designation in relation to land contamination

2. Each of the following is designated in relation to the prevention and remedying of land contamination—

(a) the Secretary of State,

(b) any Northern Ireland department, and

(c) the National Assembly for Wales.

S-3 Designation in relation to companies, etc.

Designation in relation to companies, etc.

3. Each of the following is designated in relation to the creation, operation, regulation or dissolution of companies and other forms of business organisation—

(a) the Secretary of State, and

(b) any Northern Ireland department.

S-4 Relationship with other designations

Relationship with other designations

4.—(1) This Order does not restrict the scope of any designation made by any other Order.

(2) Where—

(a)

(a) a Minister or department is designated by this Order, and

(b)

(b) any other Minister or department is designated in relation to the same matter by this or any other Order,

they may make subordinate legislation in relation to that matter jointly.

S-5 Restrictions

Restrictions

5.—(1) Articles 2(b) and 3(b) only designate Northern Ireland departments to make...

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