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British Telecommunications Act 1981

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12(1)In the following enactments, namely—

(a)section 13 of the [1962 c. 58.] Pipe-lines Act 1962 ;

(b)the [1965 c. 59.] New Towns Act 1965 ;

(c)the [1968 c. 16.] New Towns (Scotland) Act 1968 ;

(d)sections 149(3), 165(3) and 225 to 241 of, and Schedule 10 to, the [1971 c. 78.] Town and Country Planning Act 1971 ; and

(e)sections 138(3), 154(3) and 214 to 230 of, and Schedule 8 to, the [1972 c. 52.] Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972,

  • " operational land " shall, in relation to the Corporation, mean land of the Corporation of any such class as may be specified in regulations made jointly by the Secretary of State and the planning Minister by statutory instrument (which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament); and—

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    the definition of a class of land for the purposes of regulations made under this sub-paragraph may be framed by reference to any circumstances whatever ; and

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    if any question arises whether land of the Corporation falls within a class specified in regulations so made, it shall be determined by the Secretary of State.

(2)In this paragraph " the planning Minister " means the Secretary of State for the Environment in relation to England and Wales and the Secretary of State for Scotland in relation to Scotland.

(3)This paragraph shall come into operation on the appointed day.

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