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The European Communities (Designation) Order 1972

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Designations of Ministers or departments

2.—(1) For the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 the Ministers or government departments specified in column 1 of the Schedule to this Order are hereby designated in relation to the matters respectively specified in column 2 of that Schedule.

(2) Where a Minister or government department is designated in relation to any item in column 2 of the said Schedule, then, for the purposes of the said section 2(2), that Minister or government department is also hereby designated in relation to anything supplemental or incidental to the matters specified in that item.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (2) above, the designation by this Order of any Minister or government department, in relation to anything supplemental to any item in column 2 of the said Schedule, shall be taken to include designation in relation to the charging of fees in connection with any of the matters specified in that item.

(4) Where more than one Minister or government department is designated by this Order in relation to any matter, the designation has effect as respects the making of regulations by any of them, or by more than one of them acting jointly.

(5) Regulations made by a Minister or department of the Government of Northern Ireland in pursuance of this Order shall form part of the law of Northern Ireland, and not of any other part of the United Kingdom.

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