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U.K.

European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993

1993 CHAPTER 32

An Act to make provision consequential on the Treaty on European Union signed at Maastricht on 7th February 1992.

[20th July 1993]

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

Commencement Information

I1Act not in force at Royal Assent see s.7; Act in force on 23.7.1993 being the date on which the House of Commons came to a Resolution in accordance with s. 7 (the House of Lords having come to a Resolution on 22.7.1993)

1 Treaty on European Union.U.K.

(1)In section 1(2) of the M1European Communities Act 1972, in the definition of “the Treaties” and “[F1European Union] Treaties”, after paragraph (j) (inserted by the M2European Communities (Amendment) Act 1986) there shall be inserted the words and

(k)Titles II, III and IV of the Treaty on European Union signed at Maastricht on 7th February 1992, together with the other provisions of the Treaty so far as they relate to those Titles, and the Protocols adopted at Maastricht on that date and annexed to the Treaty establishing the European Community with the exception of the Protocol on Social Policy on page 117 of Cm 1934.

(2)For the purpose of section 6 of the M3European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978 (approval of treaties increasing the Parliament’s powers) the Treaty on European Union signed at Maastricht on 7th February 1992 is approved.

Textual Amendments

Marginal Citations

F22 Economic and monetary union.U.K.

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Textual Amendments

3 Annual report by Bank of England.U.K.

In implementing [F3Article 130 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union], and ensuring compatibility of the statutes of the national central bank, Her Majesty’s Government shall, by order, make provision for the Governor of the Bank of England to make an annual report to Parliament, which shall be subject to approval by a Resolution of each House of Parliament.

4 Information for Commission.U.K.

In implementing the provisions of [F4Article 121(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union], information shall be submitted to the Commission from the United Kingdom indicating performance on economic growth, industrial investment, employment and balance of trade, together with comparisons with those items of performance from other member States.

5 Convergence criteria: assessment of deficits.U.K.

Before submitting the information required in implementing [F5Article 121(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union], Her Majesty’s Government shall report to Parliament for its approval an assessment of the medium term economic and budgetary position in relation to public investment expenditure and to the social, economic and environmental goals set out in [F5Article 3 of the Treaty on European Union], which report shall form the basis of any submission to the Council and Commission in pursuit of their responsibilities under [F5Articles 121 and 126 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union].

6 Committee of the Regions.U.K.

A person may be proposed as a member or alternate member for the United Kingdom of the Committee of the Regions constituted under [F6Article 305 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union] only if, at the time of the proposal, he is [F7a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly][F8a member of the Scottish Parliament][F9a member of the National Assembly for Wales [F10, the Mayor of London, a member of the London Assembly] or]an elected member of a local authority.

Textual Amendments

F7Words in s. 6 inserted (15.11.2001) by S.I. 2001/3675, arts. 1, 2

F8Words in s. 6 inserted (6.5.1999) by 1998 c. 46, s. 125, Sch. 8 para. 28; S.I. 1998/3178, art. 2(2), Sch. 5

F9Words in s. 6 inserted (1.4.1999) by 1998 c. 38, s. 125, Sch. 12 para. 34; S.I. 1999/782, art. 2

F10Words in s. 6 inserted (20.11.2001) by S.I. 2001/3719, art. 2, Sch. para. 5

7 Commencement (Protocol on Social Policy).U.K.

This Act shall come into force only when each House of Parliament has come to a Resolution on a motion tabled by a Minister of the Crown considering the question of adopting the Protocol on Social Policy.

8 Short title.U.K.

This Act may be cited as the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993.