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Post Office Act 1969

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101(1)As from the appointed day, a provision to which this paragraph applies which refers to the rights or powers of the Postmaster General under a provision of an enactment relating to telegraphs or to the exclusive privilege conferred on him by section 3 of the Post Office Act 1953 shall have effect with the substitution, for any reference to the Postmaster General, of a reference to the authority.

(2)A provision to which this paragraph applies that operates to afford protection to, or confer a benefit on, the Postmaster General with reference to, or to accommodation for, telegraphic lines of his or used by him or to communication by means of telegraphic lines of his or used by him, shall, as from the appointed day, be construed so as, in all respects, to afford the like protection to, or confer the like benefit on, the authority with reference to, or to accommodation for, telegraphic lines of its or used by it or, as the case may be, to communication by means of telegraphic lines of its or used by it and subject to the like incidents (if any) as those to which the protection afforded to, or the benefit conferred on, the Postmaster General is subject (references to the authority being, accordingly, substituted where necessary for references to the Postmaster General); and, so far as may be necessary to preserve continuity in the giving of effect to that provision, anything done before the appointed day by or to the Postmaster General shall be treated, for the purposes of that provision, as having been done by or to the authority.

(3)The last foregoing sub-paragraph shall apply to a provision to which this paragraph applies that operates to afford protection to the Postmaster General with reference to either of the Post Office underground railways as it applies to any such provision as is therein mentioned ; and any reference in a provision to which this paragraph applies to the rights or interests of the Postmaster General in, or in relation to, either of those railways shall be construed as referring to the rights or interests of the authority in, or, as the case may be, in relation to, it.

(4)A provision to which this paragraph applies that operates to permit vehicles in the service of, or employed by, the Postmaster General to wait on a highway in circumstances in which their waiting there would, apart from that provision, be unlawful, shall, as from the appointed day have effect with the substitution, for any reference to the Postmaster General, of a reference to the authority.

(5)The provisions to which this paragraph applies are those of a local Act passed in the same session as this Act or in a previous session, those of an order confirmed by an Act so passed and those of a scheme or order made before the passing of this Act under any Act (whether public general or local).

(6)In this paragraph, " telegraphic line " means anything falling within the definition of that expression in the Telegraph Act 1878.

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