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U.K.

Statutory Instruments

2004 No. 706

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

The European Communities (Designation) Order 2004

Made

10th March 2004

Laid before Parliament

22nd March 2004

Coming into force

13th April 2004

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 10th day of March 2004

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred upon Her by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1) and section 29(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(2), is pleased, by and with the advice of her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:

Citation, commencement and interpretationU.K.

1.—(1) This order may be cited as the European Communities (Designation) Order 2004 and shall come into force on 13th April 2004.

(2) In this Order—

“the Act” means the European Communities Act 1972;

“Minister or government department” means a Minister of the Crown or government department, but does not include a Northern Ireland Minister or Northern Ireland department; and

“regulations” means regulations made pursuant to section 2(2) of the Act.

Designation of Ministers or government departmentsU.K.

2.—(1) For the purposes of section 2(2) of the Act, the Ministers or government department specified in column (1) of Schedule 1 to this Order are designated in relation to the matters specified in column (2) of that Schedule.

(2) Where a Minister or government department is designated by this Order in relation to any matter, for which any other Minister or government department has been designated by this or any other Order for the purposes of section 2(2) of the Act, any of them may make regulations and, if regulations are made by more than one, they may do so jointly.

Designation of Northern Ireland departmentsU.K.

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Designation of the National Assembly for WalesU.K.

4.—(1) For the purposes of section 2(2) of the Act, the National Assembly for Wales is designated in relation to the matters specified in Schedule 3 to this Order.

(2) Regulations made by the National Assembly for Wales pursuant to this Order shall apply in relation to Wales only.

[F2(2A) In paragraph (2), “Wales” has the meaning given by section 158(1) of the Government of Wales Act 2006.]

(3) Where the National Assembly for Wales is designated by this Order in relation to any matter, for which any Minister or government department is designated by this or any other Order for the purposes of section 2(2) of the Act, any of them may make regulations and, if regulations are made by more than one, they may do so jointly.

A. K. Galloway

Clerk of the Privy Council

Article 2

SCHEDULE 1U.K.DESIGNATION OF MINISTERS OR GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS

(1)(2)
Minister or government department designatedMatter in relation to which Minister or government department is designated
The Secretary of StatePort security.
The Secretary of StateMeasures relating to the assessment, management and control of environmental noise.
The Secretary of StateThe prevention and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
The Secretary of StateThe restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
The Secretary of StateThe assessment of the effects of plans and programmes on the environment.
The Secretary of State and the Commissioners of Customs and ExciseMeasures relating to goods infringing plant breeders' rights, designations of origin, geographical indications and geographical designations.
The Commissioners of Customs and ExciseMeasures relating to goods infringing Community plant variety rights.
The Secretary of StateAccess to the labour market of the United Kingdom.

Article 3

SCHEDULE 2U.K.MATTERS IN RELATION TO WHICH ANY NORTHERN IRELAND DEPARTMENT IS DESIGNATED

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Article 4

SCHEDULE 3U.K.MATTERS IN RELATION TO WHICH THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES IS DESIGNATED

Measures relating to the assessment, management and control of environmental noise.

The prevention and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment.

The assessment of the effects of plans and programmes on the environment.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This is a further Order in the series designating authorities which may exercise the power to make regulations conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and specifying the matters in relation to which that power may be exercised.