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The European Communities (Designation) (No.2) Order 1987

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Statutory Instruments

1987 No. 926


The European Communities (Designation) (No.2) Order 1987


18th May 1987

Laid before Parliament

17th June 1987

Coming into force

8th July 1987

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 18th day of May 1987


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(1), 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) (No.2) Order 1987 and shall come into force on 8th July 1987.

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


Ministers or departmentsMatters in relation to which the Ministers or departments are designated
The Secretary of StateMeasures relating to household appliances which emit noise.
The Secretary of StateMeasures in respect of sound pressure level requirements for the marketing of construction plant and equipment and measures in respect of the use of such equipment.
The Secretary of StateMeasures and technical requirements in respect of the manufacture, placing on the market, putting into service and use of lifting and mechanical handling appliances and their components.
The Secretary of StateThe conferment of preferential treatment in insolvency for debts arising from the application of levies on the production of coal and steel.
Any Northern Ireland DepartmentThe preceding items in this column.
The Secretary of State and the Commissioners of Customs and ExciseMeasures relating to the prohibition of the release for free circulation of goods bearing a trade mark without authorisation.
The Secretary of StateMeasures to counteract the restriction by countries other than Member States of access to the carriage of passengers or goods by sea.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This is a further Order in the series of Orders designating the Minister who, and departments which, may exercise powers to make regulations conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and specifying the matters in relation to which those powers may be exercised.

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