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5th November 2009
Laid before Parliament
6th November 2009
Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(2)
The Secretary of State is a Minister designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in respect of matters relating to the prevention and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of that Act, makes the following Regulations.
1972 c.68. Under section 57 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46), despite the transfer to Scottish Ministers of functions in relation to implementing obligations under Community law in respect of devolved matters, the function of the Secretary of State in relation to implementing those obligations continues to be exercisable by the Secretary of State as regards Scotland.
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