2.7. Subdivisions of acts
|Name of subdivision||Numbering||Reference in the text|
|Citation (1)||in the first citation|
|Sole recital (1)||in the recital|
|Numbered recital (1)||(1), (2)||in recital 1|
|Unnumbered recital (2)||in the first recital|
|Article (3)||Sole Article
Article 1, 2
|in the Sole Article
in Article 1, 2
|Numbered paragraph||1., 2.||in paragraph 1, 2 (when in the same article)
in Article 2(1) (refers to a numbered paragraph in a different article)
|Unnumbered paragraph (4)||in the first, second, third paragraph|
|Subparagraph (4) (5)||in the first, second, third subparagraph|
|Point||(1), (2) etc.
(i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
|in point (1), (2)
in point (a), (b)
in point (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
|Indent (em rule/em dash) (4)||in the first, second indent|
|Annex I, II (or A, B)||in the Annex
in Annex I, II (or A, B)
to the act
Appendix 1, 2
|in Appendix 1, 2 (to the Annex)|
|Part||Part I, II
(or Part One,
|in Part I, II
Part One, Part Two
(or the first part,
the second part)
|Title||Title I, II||in Title I, II|
|Chapter||Chapter 1, 2
(or I, II)
|in Chapter 1, 2
(or I, II)
|Section||Section 1, 2||in Section 1, 2|
(in annexes or agreements)
|I, II (or A, B)
I. (or A. or 1.)
|in point I, II (or A, B)
in point I (A, 1)
See Section 2.2.
Before 7 February 2000, when recitals were unnumbered: in the first, second recital.
When articles are inserted in the enacting terms of an act which has already been adopted, the letters a, b, c, etc. are placed after the number of the article: for example, articles inserted after Article 1 become ‘Article 1a’, ‘Article 1b’, etc.
These subdivisions have no figure nor other sign of identification; an ordinal number is used to refer to them.
Subdivisions of a numbered paragraph.
Reference to the introductory phrase may be made by words such as ‘at the beginning of’, ‘the introductory words of’ or ‘the introductory part of’. The introductory phrase ends with a colon.
The subdivisions in this table are not classified in a fixed order. The order can vary according to the nature of the text.