European Union (Approvals) Bill (HL Bill 57)

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Make provision approving for the purposes of section 8 of the European
Union Act 2011 certain draft decisions under Article 352 of the Treaty on the
Functioning of the European Union; and to make provision approving for the
purposes of section 7(3) of that Act a draft decision under Article 17(5) of the
Treaty on European Union about the number of members of the European
Commission.

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:—

1 Approval of certain decisions under Article 352 of TFEU

(1) This section has effect for the purposes of section 8 of the European Union Act
2011 (decisions under Article 352 of TFEU).

(2) The following draft decisions of the Council of the European Union under
5Article 352 of TFEU are approved—

(a) the draft decision to adopt the Council Regulation on the electronic
publication of the Official Journal (document number 10222/5/11), and

(b) the draft decision to establish a Multiannual Framework for the
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights for 2013-2017
10(document number 10449/12).

(3) In this section “TFEU” means the Treaty on the Functioning of the European
Union.

2 Approval of decision relating to number of EU Commissioners

The draft decision under Article 17(5) of the Treaty on European Union that the
15number of members of the European Commission should continue to be equal
to the number of member States (document number EUCO 176/12) is
approved for the purposes of subsection (3) of section 7 of the European Union
Act 2011 (decisions requiring approval by Act).

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3 Extent, commencement and short title

(1) This Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.

(2) This Act comes into force on the day on which it is passed.

(3) This Act may be cited as the European Union (Approvals) Act 2012.