- European Communities (Finance) Act 2001
Infobox UK Legislation
short_title=European Communities (Finance) Act 2001
parliament=Parliament of the United Kingdom
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 29th September 2000 of the Council on the Communities' system of own resources.
statute_book_chapter=2001 c. 22
Gordon Browncite web|url=http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200102/cmhansrd/vo010621/debtext/10621-11.htm#10621-11_spnew0|title=HC Hansard Volume 370 Part 6 Column 186|date=21 June 2001|work= Hansard|publisher= Parliament of the United Kingdom|accessdate=2008-08-31]
territorial_extent=England and Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland
royal_assent=4 December 2001cite web|url=http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200102/cmhansrd/vo011204/debtext/11204-06.htm#11204-06_spnew8|title=HC Hansard Volume 376 Part 65 Column 166|date=4 December 2001|work=
Hansard|publisher= Parliament of the United Kingdom|accessdate=2008-08-31]
commencement=4 December 2001
repeal_date=19 February 2008 [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2008/ukpga_20080001_en_1 European Communities (Finance) Act 2008] , Section 2]
related_legislation=European Communities Act 1972
European Communities (Finance) Act 1995
European Communities (Finance) Act 2008
legislation_history=|The European Communities (Finance) Act 2001 was an Act of the
Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was given Royal Assentand became law on 4 December 2001, but was later repealed on 19 February 2008 by the European Communities (Finance) Act 2008.
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. The Bill was read for the third time in the House of Commons on 18 October 2001 and passed to the House of Lordswithout a need for a vote. [cite web|url=http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200102/cmhansrd/vo011018/debtext/11018-19.htm#11018-19_spnew1|title=HC Hansard Volume 372 Part 33 Column 1346|date=18 October 2001|work= Hansard|publisher= Parliament of the United Kingdom|accessdate=2008-08-31] It was given Royal Assentand became law on 4 December 2001.
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. [cite web|url=http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2001/en/ukpgaen_20010022_en_1|title=Explanatory Notes to European Communities (Finance) Act 2001 |date=4 December 2001|publisher=
Office of Public Sector Information|accessdate=2008-08-31] [cite journal|date=7 October 2000|title=Council Decision of 29 September 2000 on the system of the European Communities' own resources|journal= Official Journal of the European Union|publisher= EUR-Lex|volume=Volume 43|issue=L253|pages=pp. 42-46|issn=0378-6978|url=http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2000:253:0042:0046:EN:PDF|format=PDF|accessdate=2008-08-30] It did this by amending the introductory paragraph of the European Communities Act 1972 to include reference to the 29 September 2000 decision. [European Communities (Finance) Act 2001, Section 1] The Act superseded and repealed the European Communities (Finance) Act 1995, but was in turn repealed by the European Communities (Finance) Act 2008. [European Communities (Finance) Act 2001, Section 2]
* [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2001/ukpga_20010022_en_1 Text of the statute as originally enacted]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/search/?s=European+Communities+(Finance)+Act+2001 theyworkforyou.com] -
Hansardrecords of Parliamentary debate relating to the Act
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