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Part IIE+W+S+N.I. The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications and his Functions

2The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)—(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2

(6)In the following provisions of this Act, “the Minister” means [F3the Secretary of State] . . .

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F3Words substituted by virtue of S.I. 1974/691, arts. 2, 3(3)

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3 Transfer to the Minister of the Postmaster General’s functions with respect to wireless telegraphy, and provisions consequential thereon.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The functions which, immediately before the appointed day, are vested in the Postmaster General by virtue of the following provisions, namely,—

(a)those of the M1Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 which remain in force on and after that day and those of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967; F4

(b )F4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

shall, on that day, vest in the Minister; and, accordingly, as from that day,—

(i)references in those provisions to the Postmaster General (except those in section 5 of the M2Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967), F5. . .shall be construed as referring to the Minister, and references to the Postmaster General in the said section 5, the second and third references to him in the said section 24(4) and the references to him in section 9(3) of the M3Defamation Act 1952 (extension to broadcasting of certain defences) and of the M4Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955 shall be construed as including references to the Minister; and

(ii)any reference to the Postmaster General in a provision of regulations, rules or a licence under the M5Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 or the M6Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967 which is in force at the beginning of that day shall (unless the context otherwise requires) be construed as referring to the Minister and any reference to an officer of the Post Office in any such provision shall (unless the context otherwise requires) be construed as referring to a person acting under the authority of the Minister.

F6(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F6(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F6(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)Section 20(3) of the M7Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 (power of Her Majesty in Council to extend that Act to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands) shall have effect as if the reference to that Act included a reference to the foregoing provisions of this section, F7. . .

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F5Words in s. 3(1)(b)(i) repealed (1.1.1996) by 1995 c. 21, ss. 314(1), 316(2), Sch. 12 (with s. 312(1), Sch. 14 para. 1)

F6S. 3(2)-(5) repealed (18.6.1998) by 1998 c. 6, ss. 7, 10(2), Sch. 2 Pt. I

F7Words in s. 3(6) repealed (1.1.1996) by 1995 c. 21, ss. 314(1), 316(2), Sch. 12 (with s. 312(1), Sch. 14 para. 1

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4 Transfer to the Minister of the Postmaster General’s functions under section 6 of the Commonwealth Telegraphs Act 1949.E+W+S+N.I.

The functions which are vested in the Postmaster General by virtue of section 6 of the M8Commonwealth Telegraphs Act 1949 (provisions as to pensions of employees of Cable and Wireless Limited and certain other persons) shall, on the appointed day, vest in the Minister; and, accordingly, as from that day, references in that section to the Postmaster General shall be construed as referring to the Minister.

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5 Transfer to the Minister of the Postmaster General’s power to make orders under the Recorded Delivery Service Act 1962.E+W+S+N.I.

The power conferred by subsection (3) of section 1 of the Recorded Delivery Service Act 1962 on the Postmaster General by order to make such amendments of enactments contained in local or private Acts as appear to him to be necessary or expedient in consequence of subsection (1) of that section shall, on the appointed day, vest in the Minister; and, accordingly, as from that day, the reference to the Postmaster General in the said subsection (3) and the reference to him in subsection (4) of that section (which lays on him a duty of consultation before making an order under subsection (3)) shall each be construed as referring to the Minister.

Part IIIE+W+S+N.I. The new Authority for the Conduct of postal and telegraphic Business

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The Post OfficeE+W+S+N.I.

6 The Post Office.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)There shall be established a public authority, to be called the Post Office, which shall have such powers and duties as are conferred and imposed on it by, or by virtue of, the following provisions of this Act; F8. . .

(2)The Post Office shall consist of a chairman and, to a number not exceeding [F9nineteen] nor falling short of—

(a)F10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)six, F8. . .

of other members, whether part-time or full-time.

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F11(3)The chairman of the Post Office shall be appointed by the Minister, and the other members of the Post Office shall be appointed by the Minister after consultation with the chairman.

(4)Schedule 1 to this Act shall have effect as respects the Post Office and the members thereof.

(5)It is hereby declared that the Post Office is not to be regarded as the servant or agent of the Crown, or as enjoying any status, immunity or privilege of the Crown, or (subject to the express provisions of this Act relating to stamp duty) as exempt from any tax, duty, rate, levy or other charge whatsoever, whether general or local, and that its property is not to be regarded as property of, or property held on behalf of, the Crown.

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Powers and Duties of the Post OfficeE+W+S+N.I.

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F12S. 7 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

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F13S. 8 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

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F15S. 10 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

Powers of the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications over the Post OfficeE+W+S+N.I.

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F16S. 11 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

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F17S. 12 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42)

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The Post Office Users’ CouncilsE+W+S+N.I.

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F2015. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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General Provisions as to Transfer to the Post Office of Property, Rights and Liabilities of the Postmaster GeneralE+W+S+N.I.

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F21S. 16 repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with arts. 1(3), 4(1)(11))

17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .F22E+W+S+N.I.

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F23S. 18 repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with arts. 1(3), 4(1)(2)(11))

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Transfer to the Post Office of the Postmaster General’s statutory Rights and Liabilities as to Mails and Telegraphs and of Rights and Liabilities, &c., of his under certain Acts authorising the Acquisition of Land or the Execution of WorksE+W+S+N.I.

20 Rights and liabilities as to conveyance of mails.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)On the appointed day—

F25(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F26(b)the rights which, by virtue of sections 33, 34, 36(1) and 42 of the principal Act (which contain provisions enabling him to compel railway undertakers to undertake the conveyance of mail-bags by train and by ships which are owned or worked by them or in the case of which they are parties to arrangements for the use, maintenance or working thereof) he enjoys immediately before that day and the countervailing obligations with respect to payment of remuneration for services performed which, immediately before that day, are, by virtue of sections 35 and 36(2) of the principal Act, incumbent on him shall become those of the Post Office;]

F25(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F26(d)the obligation to him which, by virtue of subsection (1) of section 38 of the principal Act, is, immediately before that day, incumbent on railway undertakers to perform services with respect to the conveyance of mail-bags and the other matters mentioned in that subsection and the right which, by virtue of subsection (2) of that section, they enjoy, immediately before that day, to receive from him remuneration for services performed shall respectively become an obligation to the Post Office and a right against it.]

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F25S. 20(1)(a)(c) and word “and” at the end of para. (c) repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with arts. 1(3), 4(11))

F27S. 20(2) repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

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22 Rights and liabilities, &c., arising out of Acts authorising the acquisition of land or the execution of works.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Any provision of the Sites Acts, the M9Post Office Extension Act 1865, the M10Manchester Post Office Act 1876, the M11Post Office (London) Railway Act 1913, the M12Post Office (Site and Railway) Act 1954, the M13Post Office Works Act 1959 or the M14Post Office Subway Act 1966 which is in force immediately before the appointed day and contains references to the Postmaster General shall, so far as necessary for preserving its effect on and after that day, have effect as from that day as if those references were references to the Post Office.

(2)As from the appointed day, any rights or powers vested in, or exercisable by, the Post Office under the enactments relating to telegraphs in respect of works of any kind whatsoever executed under those enactments shall extend to, and may be exercised by it in respect of, the portions of the tube constructed by the Pneumatic Despatch Company, Limited, that vest in the Post Office by virtue of section 16 of this Act.

(3)Section 20 of the M15Bristol Cattle Market Act 1930 (which empowers the Postmaster General, amongst others, to enter into and carry out agreements with reference to any of the matters referred to in that Act or the agreements mentioned in that section) shall, as from the appointed day, have effect with the substitution, for the reference to the Postmaster General, of a reference to the Post Office.

(4)Section 16 of the M16City of London (Various Powers) Act 1950 (which provides for the continuance of the making, by the Postmaster General, the Mayor and commonalty and citizens of the city of London acting by the common council and the Mercers’ Company of certain periodic payments to the incumbents and clerks of certain benefices in the city, being payments originally required to be made under enactments repealed by that Act) shall, as from the appointed day, have effect as if, in Schedule 1 to that Act, for references to the Postmaster General, there were substituted references to the Post Office; and the rights of indemnity in favour of the Postmaster General that are saved by the proviso to section 18 of that Act shall, as from that day, enure for the benefit of the Post Office and the charges on property to secure the payment of money payable to the Postmaster General in respect of indemnities so saved which are themselves also saved by that proviso shall, as from that day, have effect accordingly.

(5)The reference in subsection (1) above to the Sites Acts is a reference to the Acts passed during the years 1885 to 1938 (both inclusive) the short title of each of which consists of the words “The Post Office (Sites) Act” followed by the year in which it was passed.

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C3The text of ss. 20(2), 22(3) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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M111913 c. cxvi.

M151930 c. clxxix.

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Charges and other Terms and Conditions applicable to ServicesE+W+S+N.I.

F3028. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F30S. 28 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

Limitation of LiabilityE+W+S+N.I.

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F31S. 29 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

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F32S. 30 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

FinanceE+W+S+N.I.

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F37S. 37 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

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F38S.38 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

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F39S. 39 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

BankingE+W+S+N.I.

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Pensions and other BenefitsE+W+S+N.I.

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49 Provisions as to pensions of former employees of Cable and Wireless Limited and certain other persons. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Minister may, by statutory instrument (which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament) make, with the consent of [F49the Treasury], such regulations with respect to the payment of pensions to, or in respect of, persons who, at the passing of this Act are serving in the department of the Postmaster General, being—

(a)persons who have pension rights under any of the following schemes, that is to say, the existing pension schemes, the scheme for the payment of pensions commonly known as the Cable and Wireless Pension Fund (being a scheme subsisting by virtue of regulations made under section 6 of the M17Commonwealth Telegraphs Act 1949) and the scheme for the payment of pensions commonly known as the Cable and Wireless Staff Dependants’ Fund (being a scheme so subsisting); or

(b)persons, other than as aforesaid, who have been in the employment of Cable and Wireless Limited;

as appear to him to be requisite for securing that they, and persons claiming in right of them, are not adversely affected in the matter of pension rights by reason only that, in consequence of this Act, they cease to serve in that department.

(2)Subsections (2) to (4), (7) and (8) of the said section 6 shall apply for the purposes of this section as if references to that section and subsection (1) thereof included references to the foregoing subsection, as if, for references to the existing pension schemes (except in subsection (8)), there were substituted references to the schemes mentioned in subsection (1)(a) above, and as if, in subsection (7), for the reference to 1st January 1947 there were substituted a reference to the day on which this Act passes; and subsection (5) of that section shall, in its application to subsection (2)(a), as applied by this section, have effect as if, for the references to the purposes of any of the existing pension schemes, there were substituted a reference to the purposes of any of the schemes so mentioned.

(3)Regulations under this section may amend or revoke provisions of regulations under the said section 6.

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F49Words substituted by virtue of S.I. 1981/1670, arts. 2 (c), 3(5)

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F52S. 52 repealed (E.W.) by S.I. 1990/776, art. 3(1)(2), Sch. 1 and s. 52(2)(3) repealed by S.I. 1976/206, art. 7(b)(ii)

LandsE+W+S+N.I.

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Miscellaneous MattersE+W+S+N.I.

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F64S. 64 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (with art. 34)

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F6969. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F69S. 69 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

F7070. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F70S. 70 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

F7171. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F71S. 71 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

F7272. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F7373. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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74 Taxation of the Post Office’s profits and capital gains.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)F74. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)[F75The [F76M18Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992]] shall apply in relation to a disposal by the Post Office of an asset acquired by virtue of this Part of this Act as if the acquisition or provision of the asset by the Crown had been the acquisition or provision of it by the Post Office.

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F74S. 74(1) repealed by British Telecommunications Act 1981, (c. 38), Sch. 6 Pt. I

F76Words in s. 74(2) substituted (6.3.1992 with effect as mentioned in s. 289(1)(2) of the substituting Act) by virtue of Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (c. 12), ss. 289, 290, Sch. 10 para.1 (with ss. 60, 101(1), 201(3))

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75 Records.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The M19Public Records Act 1958 shall, as from the appointed day, have effect as if the Post Office were included amongst the bodies and establishments set out in Part II of the Table at the end of paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 to that Act.

F77(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F77S. 75(2) repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

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76 Consequential adaptations of enactments.E+W+S+N.I.

The provisions of Schedule 4 to this Act shall have effect for adapting the provisions of the enactments and Orders in Council therein mentioned in consequence of the assumption by the Post Office of functions which, before the appointed day, are exercised and performed by the Postmaster General.

F7877. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F78S. 77 repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with arts. 1(3), 4(11))

78. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .F79E+W+S+N.I.

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F8079. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F80S. 79 repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with arts. 1(3), 4(11))

F8180. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F81S. 80 repealed (except in so far as it extends to the Bailiwick of Guernsey) (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (with art. 34)

F8281. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F82S. 81 repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2001/1148, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-42 of the said S.I.)

82. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .F83E+W+S+N.I.

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83. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .F84E+W+S+N.I.

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F8584. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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85. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .F86E+W+S+N.I.

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86 Interpretation of Part III.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Part of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them respectively, that is to say:—

  • accounting year” means [F87subject to section 75(5) of the M20British Telecommunications Act 1981] the period beginning with the appointed day and ending with 31st March next following or any subsequent period of twelve months beginning with the end of a previous accounting year;

  • F88. . .

  • F89. . .

  • F90. . .

  • F91. . .

  • F92. . .

  • F93. . .

  • F94. . .

  • land” includes any interest in land and any right over land;

  • F95. . .

  • F96. . .

  • F97. . .

  • F98. . .

  • F99. . .

  • F100. . .

(2)Any reference in this Part of this Act to a subsidiary shall be construed in accordance with [F101section 736 of the Companies Act 1985] and any reference therein to a wholly owned subsidiary shall be construed in accordance with [F101section [F102736]] of that Act.

(3)

F103F104(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F88S. 86(1): definition of

banker

repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

F89S. 86(1): definition of

the British Islands

repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

F90S. 86(1): definition of

cash on delivery service

repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

F91S. 86(1): definition of

foreign administration

repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

F92S. 86(1): definition of

harbour

repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

F93S. 86(1): definition of

harbour authority

repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

F94S. 86(1): definition of

hovercraft

repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

F95S. 86(1): definition of

local authority

repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

F96S. 86(1): definition of

mail-bag

repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

F97S. 86(1): definition of

national health service authority

repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

F98S. 86(1): definition of

statutory provision

repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

F99S. 86(1): definition of

telecommunication system

repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

F100S. 86(1): definition of

telepost service

repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

F104S. 86(4) repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C5S. 86(1): by s. 84(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1985 it is provided that until 1.4.1986 references to the Inner London Education Authority in any amendment made by Sch. 14 to the said Act shall be construed as references to the Inner London Interim Education Authority

C6S. 86(1) extended (E.W.) by S.I. 1985/1884, art. 4(f)

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87 Power of Her Majesty in Council to make necessary provision if the Post Office surrenders privileges as regards the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In the event of the conclusion of any such agreement as follows, namely,—

(a)an agreement between the Minister and the Government of the Isle of Man providing for either or both of the following, namely,—

(i)the surrender by the Post Office, as regards that Isle, of the privilege conferred on the Post Office by [F105section 66(1) of the British Telecommunications Act 1981] and the administration in that Isle of postal services by, or under the authority of, that government instead of by the Post Office;

(ii)

F106(b)an agreement between the Minister and the States of Jersey providing for either or both of the following, namely,—

(i)the surrender by the Post Office, as regards the Bailiwick of Jersey, of the privilege conferred on the Post Office by [F105the said section 66(1)] and the administration in that Bailiwick of postal services by, or under the authority of, the States instead of by the Post Office;

(ii)

F107(c)an agreement between the Minister and the States of Guernsey providing for either or both of the following, namely,—

(i)the surrender by the Post Office, as regards the Bailiwick of Guernsey, of the privilege conferred on the Post Office by [F105the said section 66(1)] and the administration in that Bailiwick of postal services by, or under the authority of, the States instead of by the Post Office;

(ii)

F108Her Majesty may by Order in Council make such provision as it appears to Her requisite or expedient to make in order to enable effect to be given to the agreement or in consequence of the conclusion thereof, including in particular, provision for the amendment or repeal of enactments (including enactments contained in this Act) or other instruments.

(2)The power conferred by the foregoing subsection on Her Majesty to make an Order in Council shall include power, exercisable in like manner, to vary or revoke an Order in Council made in exercise of that power.

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F105Words substituted by British Telecommunications Act 1981 (c. 38) Sch. 3 para. 51(8)

Extent of Part III and related SchedulesE+W+S+N.I.

88 Extent of Part III and related Schedules.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The following shall extend to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, namely,—

(a)this Part of this Act, except sections 76 and 77 and any provision which, by its terms, is limited in its operation to a part of the United Kingdom; and

(b)Schedules 1 and 2 to this Act.

(2)Section 76 of, and Schedule 4 to, this Act shall—

(a)in their application to an enactment that is expressed (either in the Act containing it or in another Act, and either directly or indirectly) to extend to the Isle of Man, extend to that Isle; and

(b)in their application to an enactment that is so expressed to extend to the Channel Islands, extend to those Islands.

(3)

F109F110(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(5)Subsections (1), (2) and (4) above shall have effect subject to the provisions of any Order in Council made under the last foregoing section.

(6)F111

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F110S. 88(4) repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with art. 4(11))

Part IVE+W+S+N.I.

89—92.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F112E+W+S+N.I.

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Part VE+W+S+N.I. Provisions for securing the Continuance of the Carrying on, under the Auspices of a Director of Savings in Place of the Postmaster General, of certain financial Business

The Director of SavingsE+W+S+N.I.

93 Appointment, and functions and expenses, &c., of the Director of Savings.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F113

(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F114

(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F115

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F115S. 93(4) repealed by S.I. 1988/1847 (N.I. 17), art. 16(2), Sch. 3 Pt. II; and expressed to be repealed (S.) (1.10.1993) by 1993 c. 9, s. 47(3), Sch. 7 Pt. I (with Sch. 6 paras. 1, 2); S.I. 1993/2050, art. 3(4) (with art. 4).

Replacement of the Postmaster General by the Director of Savings for the Purposes of the Post Office Savings Bank Acts 1954 and 1966, and Provisions consequential thereonE+W+S+N.I.

94 The National Savings Bank.E+W+S+N.I.

(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F116

(2)F117, as from the appointed day, F117 and—

(a)(b)F117. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)F117. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(d)any reference to the Postmaster General in a nomination executed under regulations made, or having effect as if made, under section 2 of the M21Post Office Savings Bank Act 1954 shall be construed as referring to the Director of Savings.

(3)The amendment of section 27 of the M22Crown Proceedings Act 1947 effected by virtue of subsection (2)(c) above is an amendment of that section as well in its application to the Crown in right of Her Majesty’s Government in Northern Ireland as in its application to the Crown in right of Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom.

(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F116

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Amendments (Textual)

F117Words and s. 94(2)(a)(b) repealed by National Savings Bank Act 1971 (c. 29), Sch. 2

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Replacement of the Postmaster General by the Director of Savings for the Purposes of the National Debt Act 1958 and the National Loans Act 1968, and Provisions consequential thereonE+W+S+N.I.

108 The stock register kept under Part I of the National Debt Act 1958.E+W+S+N.I.

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F120(a)in section 48 of the M23Finance (No. 2) Act 1915 (procedure on death of a person entitled to government stock), for the words “the Postmaster General” there shall be substituted the words “the Director of Savings” ;

(b)in sections 66 (transfer of government stock on authority of order of a court) and 67 (indemnity on transfer of government stock) of the M24Finance Act 1916, for the words “the Postmaster General” there shall be substituted the words “the Director of Savings” ;

(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F121

(d)in section 47(4)(c) of the M25Finance Act 1942 (transfer and registration of government stock), for the words “the Post Office register established under the M26War Loan (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1915”, there shall be substituted the words “the National Savings Stock Register”;

(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F122

(f)in section 1(4)(c) of the M27Stock Transfer Act 1963 (simplified transfer of securities), for the words “the Post Office register” there shall be substituted the words “the National Savings Stock Register”; and

(g)any reference to the Postmaster General in a nomination executed under regulations made, or having effect as if made, under section 2 of the M28National Debt Act 1958 shall be construed as referring to the Director of Savings.

(2)—(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F123

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F121S. 108(1)(c) repealed by Finance Act 1981 (c. 26, SIF 96), s. 187, Sch. 17 Pt. XII and expressed to be repealed (20.7.1998) by S.I. 1998/1446, 30(2), Sch. 2 Pt. I

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109 Power of the Treasury to raise money under the auspices of the Director of Savings.E+W+S+N.I.

The power conferred by section 12 of the M29National Loans Act 1968 on the Treasury to raise money shall extend to raising money under the auspices of the Director of Savings and, in particular, by the issue, under his auspices, of national savings certificates; F124

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Credits to the Post Office in respect of certain capital Expenditure incurred by the Postmaster General in Connection with annuity, savings bank and national debt FunctionsE+W+S+N.I.

F126113. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F126S. 113 repealed (U.K. & Isle of Man)(19.11.1998) by 1998 c. 43, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. X Group 5

Extent of Part V and Schedule 6E+W+S+N.I.

114 Extent of Part V and Schedule 6.E+W+S+N.I.

This Part of this Act and Schedule 6 thereto shall extend to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Part VIE+W+S+N.I. Stamps and Stamp Duties

StampsE+W+S+N.I.

115, 116.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F127E+W+S+N.I.

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F128117. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F128S. 117 repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with arts. 1(3), 4(11))

F129118. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F129S. 118 repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with arts. 1(3), 4(11))

F130119. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F131120. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F131S. 120 repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with arts. 1(3), 4(11))

121. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F132E+W+S+N.I.

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

122. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F133E+W+S+N.I.

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F134123. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F134S. 123 repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with arts. 1(3), 4(11))

124—126.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F135E+W+S+N.I.

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127. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F136E+W+S+N.I.

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Special Provisions with respect to Northern IrelandE+W+S+N.I.

F137128. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F137S. 128 repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with arts. 1(3), 4(11))

F138129. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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Part VIIE+W+S+N.I. Miscellaneous and General

130, 131.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F139E+W+S+N.I.

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132 Extension of regulation-making power under section 52(2) of the Government Annuities Act 1929.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In section 52(2) of the M30Government Annuities Act 1929 (which empowers the National Debt Commissioners, with the concurrence of the Treasury, to make regulations for carrying out the provisions of Part II of that Act so far as regards any annuities or insurances granted by the Commissioners, either directly or through any parochial or other society, and so far as the trustees of savings banks are concerned), the words from “so far as regards” to “concerned” shall cease to have effect on the appointed day.

(2)Without prejudice to [F140section 13 of the M31Interpretation Act 1978], the power to make regulations under the said section 52(2), in so far as it is conferred by virtue of the foregoing subsection, may be exercised at any time after the passing of this Act as if that subsection had come into operation on the passing of this Act, but so that regulations made by virtue of that subsection shall not come into operation before the appointed day.

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F140Words substituted by virtue of Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30), s. 25(2)

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C10The text of ss. 132(1), 137(1)(2), 141(1) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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F141133. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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F141S. 133 repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with arts. 1(3), 4(3)(11))

134 Issue by local authorities in Great Britain of dog and game licences.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)As from the appointed day, licences [F142for dogs] shall be issued [F142in Great Britain] by the councils having power to levy the duties [F142thereon and so,] in England and Wales, [F142shall licences] for dealing in, or killing, game.

(2)A council [F143in Great Britain] having power to levy the duties on any such licences as aforesaid may employ persons to act as its agents for the purpose of the issue of the licences and may pay to persons employed so to act such reasonable remuneration as it thinks fit.

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135 Remuneration of the Post Office for issuing dog and game licences in England and Wales.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Any sums falling to be paid by the [F144Secretary of State] to [F145the Post Office company]in pursuance of any agreement to which he, it and a council in England or Wales are parties, being—

(a)an agreement providing for the issue by [F145the Post Office company], on behalf of the council, of licences of all or any of the following kinds, namely, [F146licences for dogs,] licences for dealing in game and licences for killing game, and the payment by that Minister to [F145 the Post Office company] of sums in consideration of its issuing the licences; F147. . .

F147(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament.

[F148(1A)In subsection (1) above “the Post Office company” has the same meaning as in Part IV of the Postal Services Act 2000.]

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F149(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F144Words substituted by virtue of S.I. 1970/1681, arts. 2, 6(3)

F145Words in s. 135(1) substituted (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(4), Sch. 8, Pt. II para. 11; S.I. 2000/2957, art. 2(3), Sch. 3 (as substituted by S.I. 2001/1148, art. 43)

F147S. 135(1)(b) and word “or” immediately preceding it repealed (26.3.2001) by 2000 c. 26, s. 127(6), Sch. 9; S.I. 2000/2957, art. 2(3), Sch. 3 Table

F148S. 135(1A) inserted (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 para. 26(2) (with arts 1(3). 4(11))

136 Expenses.E+W+S+N.I.

Any increase attributable to the provisions of this Act in sums which, under any other enactment (other than the Ministers of the M32Crown Act 1964), are defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament shall be defrayed out of moneys so provided, and any increase so attributable in sums which under any other enactment are defrayed out of the Consolidated Fund or the National Loans Fund shall be defrayed out of the first-or last-mentioned fund, as the case may be.

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137 Cesser of obsolete, &c. enactments.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The enactments specified in columns I and 2 of Part I of Schedule 8 to this Act (which, to the extent specified in column 3 of that Part, are obsolete, spent or unnecessary) shall cease to have effect to that extent on the passing of this Act ; and the enactments specified in columns 1 and 2 of Part II of that Schedule (which, to the extent specified in column 3 of that Part, will, in consequence of this Act, become unnecessary or inappropriate) shall cease to have effect to that extent on the appointed day.

(2)The repeal by this section of section 4 of the M33Commonwealth Telegraphs Act 1949 shall not affect the title of the Postmaster General to any property vested in him by virtue of that section.

F150(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)This section, and the said Schedule 8, shall extend to the Isle of Man, so far as regards any enactment specified in that Schedule that so extends, and shall extend to the Channel Islands, so far as regards any enactment so specified that so extends.

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F150S. 137(3) repealed (26.3.2001) by S.I. 2001/1149, art. 3(2), Sch. 2 (with arts. 1(3), 4(11))

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C11The text of ss. 132(1), 137(1)(2), 141(1) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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138 Transitional provisions.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The general transitional provisions contained in Schedule 9 to this Act, and the special transitional provisions with respect to patents for inventions and registered designs contained in Schedule 10 to this Act, shall have effect.

(2)This section and the said Schedules 9 and 10 shall extend to the Isle of Man, and this section and the said Schedule 9 shall extend to the Channel Islands.

139 Application to Northern Ireland. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In the application of this M34Act to Northern Ireland—

(a)any reference to an enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland (except a reference to Schedule 5 or 6 to the Roads Act (Northern Ireland) 1948) or to an enactment which that Parliament has power to amend—

(i)shall, except in Schedule 4 to this Act, be construed as including a reference to any enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland passed after this Act and re-enacting the said enactment with or without modification;

(ii)shall, except so far as the context otherwise requires, be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended by any enactment, whether passed before or after this Act, and including a reference thereto as extended or applied by or under any other enactment, including this Act;

(b)“Act” and “enactment” (except in subsection (1) of the next following section) respectively include an Act and an enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.

(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F151

(3) F152, regulations made by the [F153Secretary of State] under the M35Civil Defence Act (Northern Ireland) 1950 may apply to the Post Office such of the provisions of the M36Civil Defence Act (Northern Ireland) 1939 (except section 7(4) thereof) relating to public utility undertakers as may be specified in the regulations and may specify the [F153Secretary of State] as the appropriate department in relation to the Post Office for the purpose of the application of any provisions so specified to the Post Office.

(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F154

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F152Words repealed by S.I. 1973/2163, Sch. 6

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C12References to Acts or enactments of the Parliament of Northern Ireland to be construed as including references to Measures of the Northern Ireland Assembly: Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36), Sch. 5 para. 1(1)(2)

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140 Construction of references to enactments.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Any reference in this Act to any other enactment shall, except so far as the context otherwise requires, be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended, and including a reference thereto as extended or applied, by or under any other enactment, including this Act.

(2)Any reference in an Act passed before the passing of this Act to an enactment which is amended by this Act shall, unless the contrary intention appears, be construed, as from the day on which the amendment takes effect, as referring to that enactment as so amended.

141 Repeals.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The enactments specified in columns 1 and 2 of Part I of Schedule 11 to this Act shall, on the passing of this Act, be repealed to the extent specified in column 3 of that Part (but subject to the provision made at the end of that Part), the enactments specified in columns 1 and 2 of Part II of that Schedule shall, on the appointed day, be repealed to the extent specified in column 3 of that Part and the Orders in Council specified in columns I and 2 of Part III of that Schedule shall, on that day, be revoked to the extent specified in column 3 of that Part.

(2)A reference in column 3 of Part II of Schedule 11 to this Act to an enactment shall be taken to refer as well to it as incorporated in any Act or other instrument as to it as originally enacted.

(3)This section, and Parts I and II of the said Schedule 11, shall extend to the Isle of Man, so far as regards any enactment specified in those Parts that so extends, and shall extend to the Channel Islands, so far as regards any enactment so specified that so extends.

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142 Short title.E+W+S+N.I.

This Act may be cited as the Post Office Act 1969.

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