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3.—(1) The amendments made by this Part apply to provisions contained in—
(a)an Act of Parliament,
(b)an Act of the Scottish Parliament, or
(c)an instrument made under an Act of Parliament or an Act of the Scottish Parliament (or both).
(2) The amendments made by this Part do not apply to—
(a)an instrument falling within article 8(1),
(b)an Order in Council mentioned in section 24(5)(c), (e) or (g) of the Interpretation Act 1978 (Northern Ireland legislation),
(c)the European Communities Act 1972,
(d)the Interpretation Act 1978(1),
(e)the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008,
(f)the title of an Act or statutory instrument,
(g)a reference to the title of an Act or statutory instrument,
(h)a reference to the title of an item of European Community legislation, or
(i)a reference to a term defined in an item of European Community legislation.
(3) The amendments made by this Part do not apply to a reference that relates only to things done before 1 December 2009 (the date on which the Treaty of Lisbon entered into force) and do not affect any other reference in its application to things done before that date.
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