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7th April 2009
Laid before Parliament
14th April 2009
Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(2)
The Secretary of State makes these Regulations under the powers conferred by section 2(2) of, and paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 to, the European Communities Act 1972(1).
The Secretary of State is designated(2) for the purposes of that Act in respect of matters relating to batteries and accumulators.
These Regulations make provision for a purpose mentioned in section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and it appears to the Secretary of State that it is expedient for certain references to Community instruments to be construed as a reference to those instruments as amended from time to time.
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