The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 859
 
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Statutory Instruments

Exiting The European Union

Made

at 3.15 p.m. on 11 th April 2019

Laid before Parliament

at 4:15 p.m.on 11 th April 2019

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1

The day on which the Treaties(1) are to cease to apply to the United Kingdom in accordance with Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European Union is different from that specified in the definition of “exit day” in section 20(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018(2).

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 20(4) of that Act(3) , makes the following Regulations.

Citation and commencement

  1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 and come into force immediately after they are made.

    Amendment to the definition of “exit day”

  2. —(1) Section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

    (2) In subsection (1) , in the definition of “exit day”, for the words from “means—” to “(and”, substitute “means 31 October 2019 at 11.00 p.m. (and”.

    (3) In subsection (2) , for the words from “Act—” to the end of the subsection, substitute “Act references to before, after or on exit day, or to beginning with exit day, are to be read as references to before, after or at 11.00 p.m. on 31 October 2019 or (as the case may be) to beginning with 11.00 p.m. on that day.”.

    James Cleverly

    Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

    Department for Exiting the European Union

    At 3.15 p.m. on 11 th April 2019

    EXPLANATORY NOTE

    (This note is not part of the Regulations)

    These Regulations amend the definition of “exit day” in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16) (“the 2018 Act”) and come into force immediately after they are made.

    In accordance with the European Council decision on 22 nd March 2019 (European Council Decision (EU) 2019/476 , O.J. No. L 80 I, p.1) , an extension to the period in Article 50(3) of the Treaty on European...

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