European Communities (Finance) Act 2001

European Communities (Finance) Act 2001

Long title An Act to amend the definition of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" in section 1(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 so as to include the decision of 29 September 2000 of the Council on the Communities' system of own resources.
Citation 2001 c. 22
Introduced by Gordon Brown[1]
Territorial extent England and Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland
Royal assent 4 December 2001[2]
Commencement 4 December 2001
Repealed 19 February 2008[3]
Other legislation
Repealed by European Communities (Finance) Act 2008
Relates to European Communities Act 1972
European Communities (Finance) Act 1995
Status: Repealed
Text of statute as originally enacted

The European Communities (Finance) Act 2001 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was given Royal Assent and became law on 4 December 2001,[2] but was later repealed on 19 February 2008 by the European Communities (Finance) Act 2008.[3]

Passage of the bill

The legislation was introduced to the House of Commons as the European Communities (Finance) Bill by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, on 21 June 2001.[1] The Bill was read for the third time in the House of Commons on 18 October 2001 and passed to the House of Lords without a need for a vote.[4] It was given Royal Assent and became law on 4 December 2001.[2]

Effect of the Act

The Act passed into UK law the decisions on the European Union budget taken at the Council of Ministers meeting of 29 September 2000.[5][6] It did this by amending the introductory paragraph of the European Communities Act 1972 to include reference to the 29 September 2000 decision.[7] The Act superseded and repealed the European Communities (Finance) Act 1995, but was in turn repealed by the European Communities (Finance) Act 2008.[3][8]


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