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european union (Accessions) BILL

[The page and line references are to HL Bill 72 as first printed for the Lords.]

Clause 2


Page 2, line 16, leave out from “instrument” to the end of line 17 and insert—


     “(5A)       Regulations may not be made under this section unless a draft has been laid


before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.


     (5B)       But, in the case of regulations other than the first set of regulations under


this section, subsection (5A) does not apply if it appears to the Secretary of


State that by reason of urgency they should be made without being


approved in draft.


     (5C)       Where by virtue of subsection (5B) regulations are made without being


approved in draft, the regulations—


           (a)           must be laid before Parliament, and


           (b)           cease to have effect at the end of the period mentioned in subsection


(5D) unless they are approved during that period by resolution of


each House of Parliament.


     (5D)       The period referred to in subsection (5C)(b) is the period of 40 days—


           (a)           beginning with the day on which the regulations are made, and


           (b)           ignoring any period during which Parliament is dissolved or


prorogued or during which both Houses are adjourned for more


than four days.


     (5E)       The fact that regulations cease to have effect by virtue of subsection (5C)—


           (a)           does not affect the lawfulness of anything done before the


regulations cease to have effect, and


           (b)           does not prevent the making of new regulations.”

Bill 17353/2


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