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Part 1E+W+S+N.I.Restrictions on treaties and decisions relating to EU

IntroductoryE+W+S+N.I.

F11Interpretation of Part 1E+W+S+N.I.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

Restrictions relating to amendments of TEU or TFEUE+W+S+N.I.

F12Treaties amending or replacing TEU or TFEUE+W+S+N.I.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

F13Amendment of TFEU under simplified revision procedureE+W+S+N.I.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

F14Cases where treaty or Article 48(6) decision attracts a referendumE+W+S+N.I.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

F15Statement to be laid before ParliamentE+W+S+N.I.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

Restrictions relating to other decisions under TEU or TFEUE+W+S+N.I.

F16Decisions requiring approval by Act and by referendumE+W+S+N.I.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

F17Decisions requiring approval by ActE+W+S+N.I.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

F18Decisions under Article 352 of TFEUE+W+S+N.I.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

F19Approval required in connection with Title V of Part 3 of TFEUE+W+S+N.I.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

F110Parliamentary control of certain decisions not requiring approval by ActE+W+S+N.I.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

Further provisions about referendums held in pursuance of section 2, 3 or 6E+W+S+N.I.

F111Persons entitled to vote in referendumE+W+S+N.I.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

F112Separate questionsE+W+S+N.I.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

F113Role of Electoral CommissionE+W+S+N.I.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

SupplementaryE+W+S+N.I.

14Consequential amendments and repeals relating to Part 1E+W+S+N.I.

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(2)In section 23 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 (section 20 of that Act not to apply to certain descriptions of treaties), in subsection (1)—

(a)omit paragraph (a),

(b)in paragraph (b), for “founding Treaties” substitute “ Treaty establishing European Atomic Energy Community ”, and

(c)at the end insert—

(c)a treaty that is subject to a requirement imposed by Part 1 of the European Union Act 2011 (restrictions on treaties and decisions relating to EU).

(3)The following enactments (which are superseded by the provisions of this Part) are repealed—

(a)section 2 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993,

(b)section 1(2) and (3) of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 2002,

(c)section 12 of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002, and

(d)section 6 of the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

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I1S. 14 in force at 19.8.2011 by S.I. 2011/1984, art. 2

Part 2 E+W+S+N.I.Implementation of transitional Protocol on MEPs

15Protocol on MEPs: approval, and addition to list of treatiesE+W+S+N.I.

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(2)In section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, in the definition of “the Treaties”, after paragraph (s) insert— and

(t)the Protocol amending the Protocol (No. 36) on transitional provisions annexed to the Treaty on European Union, to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and to the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, signed at Brussels on 23 June 2010;.

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F1Act repealed (4.7.2018 for the repeal of ss. 1-13, 14(1), 15(1), Sch. 1) by European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16), s. 25(4), Sch. 9 (with s. 19, Sch. 8 para. 37); S.I. 2018/808, reg. 3(i) (with reg. 8)

16Number of MEPs and electoral regionsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Section 1 of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1) (number of members of the European Parliament) for “72” substitute “ 73 ”.

(3)In subsection (3) (electoral regions) for the entry relating to the West Midlands substitute—

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I2S. 16 in force at 19.9.2011 by S.I. 2011/1985, art. 2

17Election of additional MEPE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The additional seat allocated to the West Midlands electoral region by virtue of section 16 is to be filled by applying subsections (5) to (9) of section 2 of the 2002 Act (voting system in Great Britain and Gibraltar) to the results of the poll at the general election of members of the European Parliament held on 4 June 2009, as if the seat had been allocated to the region at that date.

(2)Subsection (1) is subject to Schedule 2 which makes further provision about the filling of the additional seat.

(3)This section and Schedule 2—

(a)cease to have effect on the date appointed under section 4 of the 2002 Act as the date of the poll at the next general election of members of the European Parliament after the passing of this Act, and

(b)do not affect the procedure to be followed in accordance with regulations made under section 5 of the 2002 Act if, after being filled in accordance with this section and Schedule 2, the additional seat subsequently becomes vacant before that date.

(4)In this section and in Schedule 2 “the 2002 Act” means the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002.

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Commencement Information

I3S. 17 in force at 19.9.2011 by S.I. 2011/1985, art. 2

Part 3 E+W+S+N.I.General

Status of EU lawE+W+S+N.I.

18Status of EU law dependent on continuing statutory basisE+W+S+N.I.

Directly applicable or directly effective EU law (that is, the rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures referred to in section 2(1) of the European Communities Act 1972) falls to be recognised and available in law in the United Kingdom only by virtue of that Act or where it is required to be recognised and available in law by virtue of any other Act.

Final provisionsE+W+S+N.I.

19Financial provisionsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)There is to be paid out of money provided by Parliament any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable under any other Act out of money so provided.

(2)There is to be charged on and paid out of the Consolidated Fund any increase attributable to this Act in the sums charged on and paid out of that Fund under any other Act.

20ExtentE+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.

(2)Part 2 (and this section and sections 21 and 22 so far as relating to that Part) extend also to Gibraltar.

21CommencementE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The following provisions come into force on the day on which this Act is passed—

(a)section 15;

(b)this Part.

(2)The other provisions of this Act come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.

(3)Different days may be appointed for different purposes.

22Short titleE+W+S+N.I.

This Act may be cited as the European Union Act 2011.

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