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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.
(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.
(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.
(1)The following provisions come into force on the day on which this Act is passed—
(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.
This Act may be cited as the European Union Act 2011.
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