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British Telecommunications Act 1981

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51(1)Section 7(2) of the 1969 Act (powers of the Post Office) shall have effect as if for the words " the foregoing subsection", in both places where they occur, there were substituted the words

subsection (1) above.

(2)As from the appointed day, section 29(1 )(c) of the 1969 Act (exclusion of liability in relation to telecommunications) shall have effect as if for the word " telecommunication", in both places where it occurs, there were substituted the word " telepostœ .

(3)As from the appointed day, section 37(1) of the 1969 Act (1oans by the Secretary of State to the Post Office) shall have effect as if for the words " section 35(1) or (2) of this Act " there were substituted the words

section 73(1) or (2) of the British Telecommunications Act 1981.

(4)Section 52(4) of the 1969 Act (rating in England and Wales) shall have effect as if for the words from " rateable value " to the end there were substituted the words

value which, by virtue of an order under this section or section 19 of the Local Government Act 1974, is shown in a list as the rateable value of any hereditament occupied by the Post Office by any such property as is mentioned in paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 to that Act.

(5)As from the appointed day, section 69(3) of the 1969 Act shall have effect as if for the words " conclusive evidence " there were substituted the words

evidence (and, in Scotland, sufficient evidence).

(6)As from the appointed day, section 80 of the 1969 Act (provision of information to persons holding office under the Crown) shall, except in its application to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, have effect as if for the word " telecommunication " there were substituted the word

telepost.

(7)Section 86 of the 1969 Act (interpretation of Part III) shall have effect—

(a)as from the appointed day, as if in subsection (1) in the definition of "accounting year" after the word "means" there were inserted the words

subject to section 75(5) of the British Telecommunications Act 1981; and

(b)as if in subsection (4) for the words "section 7(1)(d)" there were substituted the words

section 7(1 )(d) or (f)

and as from the appointed day, as if for the words so substituted there were substituted the words

section 7(1)(c), (d), (e) or (f).

(8)Section 87(1) of the 1969 Act (power of Her Majesty in Council to make necessary provision if the Post Office surrenders privileges as regards the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands) shall have effect as if for the words " section 3 of the Post Office Act 1953 " there were substituted the words

section 66(1) of the British Telecommunications Act 1981

and for the words " the said section 3 ", in both places where they occur, there were substituted the words

the said section 66(1).

(9)As from the appointed day, the reference to the Post Office in section 89(4) of the 1969 Act (1icensing of distribution systems) shall be construed as referring to the Corporation.

(10)Schedule 1 to the 1969 Act shall have effect as if paragraphs 2(2) and 4(2) (1aying before Parliament of statements concerning the terms of appointment of members of the Post Office) and paragraph 11(2), (3) and (5) (provision of information to the Secretary of State concerning the establishment of machinery for negotiation etc. and of information to participants in connection with its operation) were omitted.

(11)Paragraph 93(1) of Schedule 4 to the 1969 Act (Post Office as statutory undertakers for the purposes of certain enactments) shall have effect as if for head (viii) there were substituted the following head—

(viii)the Roads Act (Northern Ireland) 1948, as applied by any statutory provision passed or made before the commencement of the Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1980.

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