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Post Office Act 1969

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71(1)The Town and Country Planning Act 1962 shall, as from the appointed day, be amended in accordance with the following sub-paragraphs.

(2)Section 158(1) (which section contains provisions as to telegraphic lines) 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.

(3)Section 158(2) 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.

(4)Section 158(3) shall have effect as if the first reference to a telegraphic line belonging to, or used by, the Postmaster General included a reference to such a line of the authority's, as if for the words " the Postmaster General" in all places (except the first and third) where they occur, 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, after the word " the Postmaster General" (where secondly occurring in that paragraph) there were inserted the words

or the Post Office,

for the word " he " in paragraph (c), there were substituted the words

the Postmaster General or the Post Office,

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

or its;

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

it,

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

its.

(5)As soon as practicable after the making, on or after the appointed day, of an order under section 155 extinguishing a public right of way in circumstances in which section 158(3) applies, the Minister of Housing and Local Government shall give notice to the authority of the making of the order.

(6)The reference to the Postmaster General in paragraph 50 of Schedule 14 (saving for his powers) shall be construed as referring to the authority.

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