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The European Communities (Designation) (No. 3) Order 1998

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1998 No. 2793

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

The European Communities (Designation) (No. 3) Order 1998

Made

17th November 1998

Laid before Parliament

27th November 1998

Coming into force

18th December 1998

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 17th day of November 1998

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(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. 3) Order 1998 and shall come into force on 18th December 1998.

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 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 related 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.

A. K. Galloway

Clerk of the Privy Council

Article 2

SCHEDULEDESIGNATION

(1)(2)
Ministers or departmentsMatters in relation to which Ministers or departments are designated
The TreasuryMeasures relating to payment systems
The TreasuryMeasures relating to collateral security provided to the central banks of Member States or to the European Central Bank
The Secretary of StateMeasures relating to the quality of water intended for domestic purposes or for use in a food production undertaking
The Secretary of StateMeasures relating to pressure equipment and assemblies of pressure equipment
Any Northern Ireland DepartmentThe preceding items in this column
Any Northern Ireland DepartmentMeasures relating to the conditions for granting and using authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons
Any Northern Ireland DepartmentMeasures relating to investment firms and to the provision of investment services and to the operation of regulated markets and clearing or settlement systems
The Secretary of StateMeasures relating to data protection

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This is a further Order in the series designating Ministers 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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