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British Telecommunications Act 1981

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54(1)The [1972 c. 52.] Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1972 shall, as from the appointed day, be amended in accordance with the following sub-paragraphs.

(2)Section 209(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 209(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 209(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 Telecommunications " and 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 209(3) shall also have effect as if—

(a)after the word "section" where it first occurs there were inserted the words " 199 of this Act authorising the stopping up or diversion of any footpath or bridleway is made by a planning authority or an order under section ";

(b)in paragraph (a) after the words " which the " there were inserted the words " footpath or bridleway is stopped up or diverted or as the case may be the " and for the words " local authority" there were substituted the words " authority which made the order ";

(c)in paragraph (b), for the words from " to the " to " months " there were substituted the words " not later than the end of the said period of three months to the authority which made the order "; and

(d)in each of paragraphs (d) and (e), for the words "local authority" there were substituted the words " authority which made the order ".

(6)Section 209(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 " under " to " local authority " there were substituted the words " to which subsection (3) of this section applies, the authority which made the order ".

(7)Section 212(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 211 of a reference to paragraph 12(1).

(8)Section 212 shall not apply to land in the case of which an interest therein, 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 70 of Schedule 22 shall be construed as referring to the Corporation.

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