New Clause 12 - Interpretation etc

Daylight Saving Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:33 pm on 7th December 2011.

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“(1) References in this Act to advancing the time for general purposes in the United Kingdom by one hour are to making the time for general purposes in the United Kingdom—

(a) during the period of summer time (within the meaning of the Summer Time Act 1972), two hours in advance of Greenwich mean time, and

(b) at any other time, one hour in advance of Greenwich mean time.

(2) In this Act “appropriate national authority” means—

(a) the Scottish Ministers,

(b) the Welsh Ministers, or

(c) the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland.

(3) In this Act “relevant enactment” means—

(a) the Summer Time Act 1972,

(b) the Interpretation Act 1978,

(c) the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 12),

(d) the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Publication and Interpretation etc of Acts of the Scottish Parliament) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1379) (as it continues to have effect by virtue of section 55(2) of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010),

(e) the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33 (N.I.)), or

(f) any other enactment about—

(i) the time for general purposes in the United Kingdom or any part of the United Kingdom, or

(ii) the interpretation of references to the time.

(4) For the purposes of this section “enactment” includes—

(a) an enactment contained in subordinate legislation (within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978),

(b) an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the Scottish Parliament,

(c) an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, Northern Ireland legislation, and

(d) an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, a Measure or Act of the National Assembly for Wales.

(5) Orders under this Act are to be made by statutory instrument.

(6) Where an order under this Act is subject to “affirmative resolution procedure” the order may not be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing it has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

(7) Where an order under this Act is subject to “negative resolution procedure” the statutory instrument containing it is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(8) A duty under this Act to publish a document may be complied with by publishing it on an internet site.’.—(Mr Davey.)

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.