1.These explanatory notes relate to the European Union (Amendment) Act which received Royal Assent on 19 June 2008. They have been prepared by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in order to assist the reader in understanding the Act. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by Parliament.
2.The notes need to be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. So where a section or part of a section does not appear to require explanation or comment, none is given.