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European Communities (Amendment) Bill
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory Notes to the Bill, prepared by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, are published separately as Bill 3- EN.



EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Mr Secretary Straw has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the European Communities (Amendment) Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.


ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

1. Incorporation of provisions of the Treaty of Nice
2. References to the European Court etc
3. Approval of increase in powers of European Parliament
4. Short title
 

 
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