Explanatory Notes

Clause 18: Extent

146 This clause provides that the Bill extends to the legal jurisdictions of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, except that any repeal or amendment of an enactment has the same extent as the enactment being amended or repealed.

147 The Bill repeals some Acts that extend beyond the UK. The ECA has limited application to Gibraltar and the Crown Dependencies so its repeal in clause 1 will also extend to them. The European Union Act 2011, the European Parliamentary Elections Act 2002 and the European Parliament (Representation) Act 2003 also extend to Gibraltar. These Acts will be repealed in respect of Gibraltar as well as the UK, and the powers in clauses 7 and 17 will be capable of making provision for Gibraltar as a consequence of those main repeals.


Prepared 13th July 2017