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British Telecommunications Act 1981

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49(1)Where, on or after the appointed day, the Secretary of State makes an order under section 23 of the [1968 c. 16.] New Towns (Scotland) Act 1968 (extinguishment of public rights of way over land acquired) on the application of a development corporation or local highway authority, he shall send a copy thereof to the Corporation.

(2)As from the appointed day, section 24(1) of the said Act of 1968 (which makes provision as to telegraphic lines of the Post Office) shall have effect as if—

(a)the reference which includes a reference to a telegraphic line belonging to, or used by, the Post Office included a reference to such a line of the Corporation ;

(b)for the words "the Post Office", in all places where they occur, there were substituted the words " British Telecommunications "; and

(c)in relation to any such period mentioned in paragraph (a) as begins to run before, and is current on, the appointed day, for the word "it" in paragraphs (a) and (c) there were substituted the words " the Post Office or British Telecommunications ".

(3)As from the appointed day, section 26 of the said Act of 1968 (extinguishment of rights of way, and rights as to apparatus, of statutory undertakers) shall, so far as regards a right of the Corporation with respect to a telegraphic line and so far as regards a telegraphic line of the Corporation, not have effect in a case in which section 24 of that Act has effect.

(4)In this paragraph " telegraphic line " has the same meaning as in the [1878 c. 76.] Telegraph Act 1878.

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