European Communities Act 1972

Effect and confirmation of regulations.

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4. F24 [ (1) ( a ) Regulations under this Act shall have statutory effect.

( b ) If the F25 [ Joint Committee on European Affairs ] recommends to the Houses of the Oireachtas that any regulations under this Act be annulled and a resolution annulling the regulations is passed by both such Houses within one year after the regulations are made, the regulations shall be annulled accordingly and shall cease to have statutory effect, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

(2) ( a ) If when regulations under this Act are made, or at any time within one year thereafter and while the regulations have statutory effect, D á il É ireann stands adjourned for a period of more than ten days and if, during the adjournment, at least one-third of the members of D á il É ireann by notice in writing to the Ceann Comhairle require D á il É ireann to be summoned, the Ceann Comhairle shall summon D á il É ireann to meet on a day named by him being neither more than twenty-one days after the receipt by him of the notice nor less than ten days after the issue of the summons.

( b ) If when regulations under this Act are made, or at any time within one year thereafter and while the regulations have statutory effect, Seanad É ireann stands adjourned for a period of more than ten days and if, during the adjournment, at least one-third of the members of Seanad É ireann by notice in writing to the Cathaoirleach require Seanad É ireann to be summoned, the Cathaoirleach shall summon Seanad É ireann to meet on a day named by him being neither more than twenty-one days after the receipt by him of the notice nor less than ten days after the issue of the summons.

( c ) Paragraphs ( a ) and ( b ) of this subsection shall not apply to regulations in relation to which a resolution for their annulment has been refused by either House of the Oireachtas. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F24

Substituted (4.08.1973) by European Communities (Amendment) Act 1973 (20/1973), s. 1(1), commenced on enactment, subject to transitional provision in subs. (2).

F25

Substituted (23.05.1995) by European Communities (Amendment) Act 1995 (6/1995), s. 1, commenced on enactment.

Editorial Notes:

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Prior to its substitution as per F-note above, s. 4(1) provided that, unless regulations made under the Act were confirmed by Act of the Oireachtas passed within six months after they were made or were regulations merely revoking wholly regulations previously made under the Act, they ceased to have statutory effect on the expiration of that period. Certain regulations made under the Act were confirmed (11.06.1973) by European Communities (Confirmation of Regulations) Act 1973 (5/1973).

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Previous affecting provision: subs. (1)(b) amended (26.04.1994) by European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (25/1993), s. 6(1), S.I. No. 91 of 1994; substituted as per F-note above.