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Post Office Act 1969

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65(1)The Highways Act 1959 shall, as from the appointed day, be amended in accordance with the following sub-paragraphs.

(2)The authority shall be deemed to be undertakers for the purposes of sections 137 to 139 (which contain provision for mitigating obstruction caused by the execution of works in highways).

(3)The reference to the Postmaster General in section 300(1) (saving for Postmaster General) shall be construed as referring to the authority.

(4)Section 300(2) shall, in relation to an order coming into force on or before the appointed day, have effect as if, for the second reference to the Postmaster General, there were substituted a reference to the authority and, in relation to an order coming into force after that day, have effect as if, for each reference to the Postmaster General, there were substituted a reference to the authority.

(5)Section 300(3) shall have effect as if, for the words " the Postmaster General", in all places (except the third) where they occur, and for the word " he " in paragraph (c), there were substituted the words

the Post Officeand as if.—

(a)in relation to any such period mentioned in paragraph (a) as begins to run before and is current on the appointed day, for the words " the Postmaster General" (where secondly occurring in that paragraph) and for the word " he ", in paragraph (b), there were substituted the words

the Postmaster General or the Post Office

and after the word " his ", in both paragraphs, there were inserted the words

or its; and

(b)in relation to any such period so mentioned as begins to run on or after that day, for the words " the Postmaster General" (where secondly occurring in paragraph (a)) and for the word " he ", in paragraph (b), there were substituted the word

it

and for the word " his ", in both paragraphs, there were substituted the word

its.

(6)The reference in section 300(4) to the Postmaster General shall be construed as referring to the authority.

(7)Section 300(5) shall, in relation to an order coming into force after the appointed day, have effect as if, for the reference to the Postmaster General, there were substituted a reference to the authority.

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