1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

(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).

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 7 March 2007: see para (1) above.

2 Designation in relation to land contamination

2Designation in relation to land contamination

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.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 7 March 2007: see art 1(1).

3 Designation in relation to companies, etc

3Designation in relation to companies, etc

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.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 7 March 2007: see art 1(1).

4 Relationship with other designations

4Relationship with other designations

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

(2)    Where—

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

(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.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 7 March 2007: see art 1(1).

5 Restrictions

5Restrictions

(1)    Articles 2(b) and 3(b) only designate Northern Ireland departments to make subordinate legislation that forms part of the law of Northern Ireland, except where the subordinate legislation is made jointly with a Minister or department other than a Northern Ireland Minister or Northern Ireland department.

(2)    Article 2(c) only designates the National Assembly for Wales to make subordinate legislation that applies in relation to Wales, except where the subordinate legislation is made jointly with another Minister or department.

(3)    In paragraph (2), “Wales” has the meaning given by section 158(1) of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 7 March 2007: see art 1(1).

Signature

Christine Cook

Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order designates the Secretary of State, any Northern Ireland department and the National Assembly for Wales so that they may exercise the powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 (“section 2(2)”) in relation to the prevention and remedying of land contamination. It also designates the Secretary of State and any Northern Ireland department so that they may exercise the powers conferred by section 2(2) in relation to the creation, operation, regulation or dissolution of companies and other forms of business organisation.