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British Telecommunications Act 1981

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11Statutory rights and liabilities as to telegraphs

(1)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2) of section 10, the rights and liabilities transferred from the Post Office to the Corporation under that subsection shall include the rights and liabilities which, by virtue of the provisions of the Telegraph Acts, are enjoyed by, and incumbent on, the Post Office immediately before the appointed day, and the Corporation shall become subject to the restrictions imposed by those provisions to which the Post Office is subject immediately before that day.

(2)Accordingly, as from the appointed day, in the provisions of the Telegraph Acts and in section 20 of the Public Utilities Street Works Act 1950 (which extends the powers exercisable under section 21 of the Telegraph Act 1863)—

(a)references to the Post Office (except such references as are expressly dealt with by the following provisions of this Act) shall be construed as referring to the Corporation ; and

(b)references which include references to the Post Office shall be construed as including references to the Corporation.

(3)In this section " the Telegraph Acts " means the Telegraph Act 1863, the Telegraph Act 1868, the Telegraph Act 1870, the Telegraph Act 1878, the Telegraph (Isle of Man) Act 1889, the Telegraph Act 1892. the Telegraph (Construction) Act 1908, the Telegraph (Arbitration) Act 1909. the Telegraph (Construction) Act 1911 and the Telegraph (Construction) Act 1916.

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