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European Communities Act 1972

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I General Provisions

    1. 1. Short title and interpretation.

    2. 2. General implementation of Treaties.

    3. 3. Decisions on, and proof of, Treaties and EU instruments etc.

  3. Part II Amendment of Law

    1. 4. General provision for repeal and amendment.

    2. 5. Customs duties.

    3. 6. The common agricultural policy.

    4. 7.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

    5. 8.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6. 9.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    7. 10.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    8. 11.EU offences.

    9. 12. Furnishing of information to EU.

  4. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Definitions relating to EU

      1. Part I The Pre-Accession Treaties

        1. 1.The “E.C.S.C. Treaty”, that is to say, the Treaty establishing...

        2. 2.The “E.E.C. Treaty”, that is to say, the Treaty establishing...

        3. 3.The “Euratom Treaty”, that is to say, the Treaty establishing...

        4. 4.The Convention on certain Institutions common to the European Communities,...

        5. 5.The Treaty establishing a single Council and a single Commission...

        6. 6.The Treaty amending certain Budgetary Provisions of the Treaties establishing...

        7. 7.Any treaty entered into before the 22nd January 1972 by...

      2. Part II Other Definitions

        1. “Economic Community”, “Coal and Steel Community” and “Euratom” mean respectively...

        2. “EU customs duty” means, in relation to any goods, such...

        3. “ EU institution ” means any institution of the EU....

        4. “EU instrument” means any instrument issued by an EU institution....

        5. “EU obligation” means any obligation created or arising by or...

        6. “Enforceable EU right” and similar expressions shall be construed in...

        7. “Entry date” means the date on which the United Kingdom...

        8. “ European Court ” means the Court of Justice of...

        9. “Member”, in the expression “member State”, refers to membership of...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Provisions as to Subordinate Legislation

      1. 1.(1) The powers conferred by section 2(2) of this Act...

      2. 1A.(1) Where— (a) subordinate legislation makes provision for a purpose...

      3. 2.(1) Subject to paragraph 3 below, where a provison contained...

      4. 2A.(1) This paragraph applies where, pursuant to paragraph 2(2) above,...

      5. 2B.(1) This paragraph applies where, pursuant to paragraph 2(2) above,...

      6. 2C.Paragraphs 2A and 2B above apply to a Scottish statutory...

      7. 3.Nothing in paragraph 2 above shall apply to any Order...

      8. 4.(1) The power to make orders under section 5(1) or...

      9. 5.As soon as may be after the end of each...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Repeals

      1. Part I Customs Tariff

        1. The repeals in this Part of this Schedule shall take...

      2. Part II Sugar

        1. The repeals in this Part of this Schedule shall take...

      3. Part III Seeds

        1. The repeals in this Part of this Schedule shall take...

      4. Part IV Miscellaneous

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Enactments Amended

      1. 1.. . . . . . . . . ....

      2. 2.. . . . . . . . . ....

      3. B: Food

        1. 3.(1) In the Food and Drugs Act 1955 (“the Act...

      4. C: Grading etc. of Horticultural Produce

        1. 4.(1) Part III of the Agriculture and Horticulture Act 1964...

      5. D: Seeds and other Propagating Material

        1. 5.(1) In the Plant Varieties and Seeds Act 1964 there...

      6. E: Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs

        1. 6.After section 74 of the Agriculture Act 1970 there shall...

        2. 7.. . . . . . . . . ....

      7. G: Plant Health

        1. 8.(1) In the Plant Health Act 1967 there shall be...

        2. 9.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

        3. 10.. . . . . . . . . ....

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