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Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006

Section 20: Combination with powers under the European Communities Act 1972

112.This section enables the order-making powers under this Part to be exercised together with the power to make an order under section 2(2) of the 1972 Act in a single instrument. This will enable a single order to implement Community law under section 2(2) of the 1972 Act and, for example, to remove or reduce burdens resulting from pre-existing statutory provisions which are thought to be unnecessary or superseded following the implementation of the new EC regulatory requirements.

113.By virtue of subsection (2), the procedure applicable to a combined instrument will be that set out in Part 1 of this Act (including the consultation requirements in section 13, the requirement to lay an explanatory document before Parliament in section 14, and the three alternative Parliamentary procedures in sections 16 to 18), rather than the procedural requirements of section 2(2) of the 1972 Act.

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