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26th October 2009
Laid before Parliament
30th October 2009
Coming into force
23rd November 2009
These Regulations are made in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1).
The Secretary of State(2) is a Minister designated(3) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 in relation to measures relating to the description of, and other requirements relating to, spirit drinks.
There has been open and transparent public consultation during the preparation of the following Regulations as required by Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council(4) laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety.
Accordingly, the Secretary of State makes the following Regulations.
The functions of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food were transferred to the Secretary of State by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Dissolution) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/794). Under section 57 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46), despite the transfer to Scottish Ministers of Community law related functions in respect of devolved matters, the function of the Secretary of State continues to be exercisable by the Secretary of State as regards Scotland for the purposes specified in section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972.
S.I. 1989/1327, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.
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