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British Telecommunications Act 1981

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79(1)As from the appointed day, subsections (2) and (3) of section 59 of the Metropolitan Water Board (Various Powers) Act 1907 (which empower the Post Office to place telegraphic lines along, over or across the lands, works and undertaking of the Metropolitan Water Board) shall be construed so as to confer and impose on the Corporation the like rights and liabilities as are, immediately before that day, conferred and imposed on the Post Office and so as to render it subject to the like restrictions as those to which it is subject by virtue thereof immediately before that day ; and anything done by or to the Post Office under those subsections before that day shall, as from that day, be treated as having been done by or to the Corporation.

(2)As from the appointed day, the reference to the Post Office in subsection (4) of the said section 59 (saving for its rights in relation to the Lee Navigation) and the reference to it in the proviso to section 11 of the Metropolitan Water Board Act 1915 (which saves its rights under, amongst other enactments, the said Act of 1907) shall be construed as referring to the Corporation.

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