Statutory Instruments

1999 No. 717 (C. 21)

REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE

The European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999 (Commencement) Order 1999

Made

10th March 1999

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999 (Commencement) Order 1999.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999.

2.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), sections 1 to 4 (together with Schedules 1 to 4) of the Act shall come into force on 1st May 1999.

(2) So much of section 1 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Act as confers any power to make subordinate legislation shall come into force on 16th March 1999.

(3) For the purposes only of determining the area which a Member of the European Parliament which is in existence when sections 1 to 4 (together with Schedules 1 to 4) of the Act come into force represents, those provisions shall not have effect until the first sitting of the European Parliament which replaces that Parliament.

George Howarth

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Home Office

10th March 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings those provisions of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999 which are not already in force into force subject to the saving in article 2(3).