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European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Act 2012

2012 CHAPTER 15

An Act to make provision for the purposes of section 3 of the European Union Act 2011 in relation to the European Council decision of 25 March 2011 amending Article 136 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union with regard to a stability mechanism for Member States whose currency is the euro.

[31st October 2012]

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1Approval of EU decision relating to stability mechanism

(1)The following provisions have effect for the purposes of section 3 of the European Union Act 2011 (which sets out requirements to be met before a Minister of the Crown may confirm the approval by the United Kingdom of a decision adopted under Article 48(6) of the Treaty on European Union).

(2)The European Council decision of 25 March 2011 amending Article 136 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union with regard to a stability mechanism for Member States whose currency is the euro (2011/199/EU) is approved.

(3)That decision does not fall within section 4 of the European Union Act 2011 (cases where treaty or Article 48(6) decision attracts a referendum).

2Extent, commencement and short title

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

(2)This Act comes into force on the day on which it is passed.

(3)This Act may be cited as the European Union (Approval of Treaty Amendment Decision) Act 2012.

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