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British Telecommunications Act 1981

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53(1)The Town and Country Planning Act 1971 shall, as from the appointed day, be amended in accordance with the following sub-paragraphs.

(2)Section 220(1) (which makes provision as to telegraphic lines of the Post Office) 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 Post Office there were substituted a reference to the Corporation and, in relation to an order coming into force after that day, have effect as if for each reference to the Post Office there were substituted a reference to the Corporation.

(3)Section 220(2) shall, in relation to an order coming into force after the appointed day, have effect as if for the reference to the Post Office there were substituted a reference to the Corporation.

(4)Section 220(3) shall have effect as if the first reference to a telegraphic line belonging to, or used by, the Post Office included a reference to such a line of the Corporation, as if for the words " the Post Office ", in all places (except the first and third) where they occur, there were substituted the words

British Telecommunicationsand 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 words " the Post Office " (where secondly occurring in that paragraph) there were inserted the words

or British Telecommunications

and for the word " it " in paragraph (c) there were substituted the words

the Post Office or British Telecommunications;

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

British Telecommunications.

(5)Section 220(3) shall also have effect as if—

(a)for the words from " an order " to " local authority ", in the first place where they occur, there were substituted the words

an order to which this subsection applies is made;

(b)after the words "section 215(1) of" there were inserted the words " or, as the case may be, paragraph 1 of Schedule 20 to

(c)after the word " extinguished" there were inserted the words

or authorised to be stopped up or diverted;

(d)for the words " local authority ", in all places (except the first) where they occur, there were substituted the word

authority; and

(e)immediately before that subsection there were inserted the following subsection—

(2A)Subsection (3) of this section applies—

(a)to any order made by or on the application of a local authority under section 214(1) of this Act extinguishing a public right of way ; and

(b)to any order made by a competent authority under section 210 of this Act authorising the stopping up or diversion of a footpath or bridleway;

and in this subsection ' competent authority' has the same meaning as in the said section 210.

(6)Section 220(4) shall have effect as if for the reference to the Post Office there were substituted a reference to the Corporation and for the words from

an order

to "the Secretary of State" there were substituted the words

an order to which subsection (3) of this section applies, the person by whom the order was made.

(7)Section 223(1) (cases in which land is not to be treated as operational land) shall, in relation to the Corporation, have effect with the substitution for the reference to section 222 of a reference to paragraph 12(1).

(8)Section 223 shall not apply to land in the case of which an interest there in , having vested in the Post Office by virtue of the 1969 Act, vests in the Corporation by virtue of this Act

(9)The reference to the Post Office in paragraph 83 of Schedule 24 shall be construed as referring to the Corporation.

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