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1985 No. 749

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

The European Communities (Designation) Order 1985

Made

15th May 1985

Laid before Parliament

23rd May 1985

Coming into Operation

14th June 1985

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 15th day of May 1985

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the European Communities (Designation) Order 1985 and shall come into operation on 14th June 1985.

Designation 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) Where both a Minister and one or more government departments are 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.

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

G.I. de Deney

Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE

Column 1Column 2
Ministers or departmentsMatters in relation to which the Ministers or departments are designated
The Secretary of StateMeasures in respect of sound power level requirements for the marketing, placing into service and use of construction plant and equipment and equipment for cutting grass
The Secretary of StateMergers and divisions involving public companies
The Secretary of StateMeasures relating to the control of advertising
Any Northern Ireland departmentThe preceding items in this column

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order designates the Minister who and departments which may exercise power to make regulations conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and specifies the matters in relation to which those powers may be exercised.

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