Explanatory Notes

Clause 42: Extent, commencement and short title

353 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).

354 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.

355 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.

356 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.

357 Subsection (5) provides that paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 5 so far as they relate to the modification of subordinate legislation which extends outside England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, also extend there.

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

359 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.

360 Subsection (8) establishes that the short title of the Bill is the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020.


Prepared 19th December 2019