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Part 1 E+W+S+N.I.European Communities Act 1972

Provision of the European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68)Existing expressionSubstituted expression
Section 1(2) (interpretation)“the Community Treaties”

“ the EU Treaties ”

Section 1(2)“any other treaty entered into by any of the Communities”

“ any other treaty entered into by the EU (except in so far as it relates to, or could be applied in relation to, the Common Foreign and Security Policy) ”

Section 1(3) (Order in Council)“the Community Treaties”

“ the EU Treaties ”

Section 2(1) (general implementation)“ “enforceable Community right””

“enforceable EU right”

Section 2(2)(a) (power to implement)“Community obligation”

“ EU obligation ”

Section 2(2)“objects of the Communities”

“ objects of the EU ”

Section 2(3) (money)“Community obligation” (three times)

“ EU obligation ”

Section 2(3)“any of the Communities or member States”

“ the EU or a member State ”

Section 3 (heading) (treaties and instruments)“Community instruments”

“ EU instruments ”

Section 3(1) (construction)“Community instrument”

“ EU instrument ”

Section 3(1)“the European Court or any court attached thereto”

“ the European Court ”

Section 3(2) (judicial notice)“the European Court or any court attached thereto”

“ the European Court ”

Section 3(2)“Official Journal of the Communities”

“ Official Journal of the European Union ”

Section 3(2)“any of the Communities”

“ the EU ”

Section 3(2)“Community institution”

“ EU institution ”

Section 3(3) (evidence)“Community institution” (twice)

“ EU institution ”

Section 3(3)“the European Court or any court attached thereto”

“ the European Court ”

Section 3(4) (evidence)“Community instrument”

“ EU instrument ”

Section 4(1) (amendment of the law)“Community obligations” (twice)

“ EU obligations ”

Section 5(1) (customs duties)“Community customs duty”

“ EU customs duty ”

Section 5(1)“Economic Community”

“ EU ”

Section 5(1)“Community provision”

“ EU provision ”

Section 6(3) (common agricultural policy)“Community arrangements” (twice)

“ EU arrangements ”

Section 6(4)“Economic Community”

“ EU ”

Section 6(4)“Community provision”

“ EU provision ”

Section 6(5)“Economic Community”

“ EU ”

Section 6(5)“Community customs duties” (twice)

“ EU customs duties ”

Section 6(5)“Community arrangements”

“ EU arrangements ”

Section 6(8)“Community arrangements”

“ EU arrangements ”

Section 11 (heading) (offences)“Community offences”

“ EU offences ”

Section 11(1)“the European Court or any court attached thereto” (twice)

“ the European Court ”

Section 12 (heading) (information)“Communities”

“ EU ”

Section 12“Community obligation”

“ EU obligation ”

Section 12“Community institution”

“ EU institution ”

Schedule 1 (heading) (defined terms)“Communities”

“ EU ”

Schedule 1, Part 2“ “Community customs duty””

“EU customs duty”

Schedule 1, Part 2“Community provision”

“ EU provision ”

Schedule 1, Part 2“ “Community institution” means any institution of any of the Communities or common to the Communities; and any reference to an institution of a particular Community shall include one common to the Communities when it acts for that Community, and similarly with references to a committee, officer or servant of a particular Community.”

EU institution” means any institution of the EU. ”

Schedule 1, Part 2“ “Community instrument””

“EU instrument”

Schedule 1, Part 2“issued by a Community institution”

“ issued by an EU institution ”

Schedule 1, Part 2“ “Community obligation””

“EU obligation”

Schedule 1, Part 2“enforceable Community obligation”

“ enforceable EU obligation ”

Schedule 1, Part 2“ “Enforceable Community right””

“Enforceable EU right”

Schedule 1, Part 2“ “European Court” means the Court of Justice of the European Communities or the Court of First Instance, and any reference to a court attached to the European Court is a reference to a judicial panel attached to the Court of First Instance.”

European Court” means the Court of Justice of the European Union. ”

Schedule 1, Part 2“membership of the Communities”

“ membership of the EU ”

Schedule 2 (subordinate legislation) para. 1A“Community instrument” (twice)

“ EU instrument ”

Schedule 2, para. 4“Community obligation”

“ EU obligation ”

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