(1)In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires,—
“the 1972 Act” means the M1European Communities Act 1972;
“Act” includes an Act of the Parliament of Northern Ireland and a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly;
“the Agreement” means the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992 as adjusted by the Protocol signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993;
“Minister of the Crown” includes the Treasury;
“subordinate legislation” means Orders in Council, orders, rules, regulations, schemes, warrants, byelaws and other instruments made under any Act.
(2)References in this Act to the date on which the Agreement comes into force are references to the date on which (in accordance with the Protocol signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993) it comes into force otherwise than as regards Liechtenstein.
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