Explanatory Notes

Clause 40: Extent, commencement and short title

358 Subsection (1) provides that the Act extends to the legal jurisdictions of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, subject to subsections (2) to (5).

359 Subsection (2) provides that any provision of the Bill which amends or repeals an enactment has the same extent as the enactment it is amending or repealing.

360 Subsection (3) makes it clear that clause 1 (the saving of the ECA for the implementation period) extends to the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar.

361 Subsection (4) provides that the power in section 36 of the Immigration Act 1971 and section 60(4) of the UK Borders Act 2007 may be exercised to extend to the Channel Islands or Isle of Man the modifications to those Acts made by clause 10.

362 Subsection (5) provides that paragraphs 1 to 3 of Schedule 5 extend to Gibraltar in their application to regulations that extend to Gibraltar by virtue of section 24(3) of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

363 Subsection (6) specifies which provisions come into force on Royal Assent.

364 Subsection (7) sets out that the remaining provisions will come into force on the day or days appointed by regulations, and different days may be appointed for different purposes.

365 Subsection (8) establishes that the short title of the Bill is the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2019.


Prepared 21st October 2019