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20th June 2011
Laid before Parliament
23rd June 2011
Coming into force
20th July 2011
The Secretary of State is designated in respect of the environment(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2), and makes these Regulations under the powers conferred by that section and paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 to that Act.
The Regulations make provision for a purpose mentioned in section 2(2) of, and paragraph 1A of Schedule 2 to, the European Communities Act 1972 and it appears to the Secretary of State that it is expedient for references to Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 to be construed as references to that Annex as amended from time to time.
1972 c. 68. Paragraph 1A was inserted into Schedule 2 by section 28 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (c. 51). Under section 57(1) of the of the Scotland Act 2008 (c. 46), despite the transfer to Scottish Ministers of functions in relation to implementing obligations under EU law in relation to devolved matters, the Secretary of State retains power to exercise such functions as regards Scotland.
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