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Telecommunications Act 1984

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Introductory

    1. 1.The Director General of Telecommunications

    2. 2.Abolition of British Telecommunications' exclusive privilege

    3. 3.General duties of Secretary of State and Director

    4. 4.Meaning of " telecommunication system" and related expressions

  3. Part II Provision of Telecommunication Services

    1. Licensing etc. of telecommunication systems

      1. 5.Prohibition on running unlicensed systems

      2. 6.Exceptions to section 5

      3. 7.Power to license systems

      4. 8.Special provisions applicable to certain licences

      5. 9.Public telecommunication systems

      6. 10.The telecommunications code

      7. 11.Provisions supplementary to section 10

    2. Modification of licences

      1. 12.Modification of licence conditions by agreement

      2. 13.Licence modification references to Commission

      3. 14.Reports on licence modification references

      4. 15.Modification of licence conditions following report

    3. Enforcement of licences

      1. 16.Securing compliance with licence conditions

      2. 17.Procedural requirements

      3. 18.Validity and effect of orders

      4. 19.Register of licences and orders

    4. Approvals etc. for the purposes of licences

      1. 20.Approval of contractors

      2. 21.Register of approved contractors

      3. 22.Approval etc. of apparatus

      4. 23.Register of approved apparatus etc

      5. 24.Approval etc. of meters

      6. 25.Delegation of functions under sections 22 and 24

      7. 26.Grants and loans to persons exercising certain functions

      8. 27.Recognition of bodies representing consumers etc

    5. Marking etc. of telecommunication apparatus

      1. 28.Information etc. to be marked on or to accompany telecommunication apparatus

      2. 29.Information etc. to be given in advertisements

      3. 30.Enforcement provisions

    6. Rating of telecommunications operators

      1. 31.Rating in England and Wales

      2. 32.Rating in Scotland

      3. 33.Rating in Northern Ireland

    7. Acquisition etc. of land by public telecommunications operators

      1. 34.Compulsory purchase of land in England and Wales

      2. 35.Compulsory purchase of land in Scotland

      3. 36.Compulsory purchase of land in Northern Ireland

      4. 37.Entry, for exploratory purposes, on land in England and Wales

      5. 38.Entry, for exploratory purposes, on land in Scotland

      6. 39.Entry, for exploratory purposes, on land in Northern Ireland

      7. 40.Acquisition of land by agreement

      8. 41.Purchase of Duchy of Lancaster land

    8. Offences

      1. 42.Fraudulent use of telecommunication system

      2. 43.Improper use of public telecommunication system

      3. 44.Modification etc. of messages 45. Interception and disclosure of messages etc

      4. 46.Assaults etc. on persons engaged in the business of public telecommunications operator

  4. Part III Other Functions of Director

    1. 47.General functions

    2. 48.Publication of information and advice

    3. 49.Investigation of complaints

    4. 50.Functions under 1973 and 1980 Acts

    5. 51.Co-ordination of functions under Part II and wireless telegraphy functions

    6. 52.Power to give assistance in relation to certain proceedings

    7. 53.Power to require information etc

    8. 54.Power to establish advisory bodies

    9. 55.Annual and other reports

  5. Part IV Provision of Cable Programme Services

    1. 56.Cable programme services

    2. 57.Prohibition on unlicensed cable programme services

    3. 58.Power to license cable programme services

    4. 59.Entry and search of premises

  6. Part V Transfer of Undertaking of British Telecommunications

    1. Vesting of property etc. of British Telecommunications in a company nominated by the Secretary of State

      1. 60.Vesting of property etc. of British Telecommunications in a company nominated by the Secretary of State

      2. 61.Initial Government holding in the successor company

      3. 62.Conversion of certain loans transferred to the successor company

      4. 63.Government investment in securities of the successor company

      5. 64.Exercise of Secretary of State's functions through nominees

      6. 65.Target investment limit for Government shareholding

      7. 66.Financial structure of successor company

      8. 67.Temporary restrictions on successor company's borrowings etc

      9. 68.Liability of Secretary of State in respect of liabilities vesting in successor company

      10. 69.Dissolution of British Telecommunications

    2. Miscellaneous and supplemental

      1. 70.Application of law in relation to offer of shares or debentures of the successor company

      2. 71.Application of Trustee Investments Act 1961 in relation to investment in the successor company

      3. 72.Tax provisions

      4. 73.Interpretation of Part V

  7. Part VI Provisions Relating to Wireless Telegraphy

    1. Amendment and enforcement of Wireless Telegraphy Acts

      1. 74.Restriction on revocation or variation of certain wireless telegraphy licences

      2. 75.Alteration of penalties and mode of trial for certain offences under the 1949 Act

      3. 76.Arrest without warrant for certain offences under the 1949 Act

      4. 77.Substitution of new section for section 7 of the 1967 Act

      5. 78.Regulations with respect to resistance to interference

      6. 79.Seizure of apparatus and other property used in committing certain offences under the 1949 Act

      7. 80.Proceedings in England and Wales or Northern Ireland for forfeiture of restricted apparatus

      8. 81.Proceedings in Scotland for forfeiture of restricted apparatus

      9. 82.Amendments with respect to forfeiture on conviction

      10. 83.Disposal of apparatus and other property seized by virtue of section 79

    2. Approvals

      1. 84.Approval of wireless telegraphy apparatus etc

    3. Marking etc. of apparatus

      1. 85.Information etc. to be marked on or to accompany apparatus

      2. 86.Information etc. to be given in advertisements

      3. 87.Offences under section 85 or 86 due to default of third person

    4. Miscellaneous and supplemental

      1. 88.Wireless telegraphy functions of Director

      2. 89.Abolition of advisory committee

      3. 90.Radio interference service

      4. 91.Construction of references to conclusion of proceedings

      5. 92.Interpretation of Part VI and minor amendments

  8. Part VII Miscellaneous and Supplemental

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 93.Grants to promote interests of disabled persons

      2. 94.Directions in the interests of national security etc

      3. 95.Orders under the 1973 and 1980 Acts

      4. 96.Prohibitions and restrictions applying to lessees with respect to telecommunications

      5. 97.Contributions by local authorities towards provision of facilities

      6. 98.Use of certain conduits for telecommunication purposes

      7. 99.Power of Post Office to provide telecommunication services etc

      8. 100.Membership of British Telecommunications

    2. Supplemental

      1. 101.General restrictions on disclosure of information

      2. 102.Offences by bodies corporate

      3. 103.Summary proceedings

      4. 104.Orders and schemes

      5. 105.Financial provisions

      6. 106.General interpretation

      7. 107.Application to territorial waters and the continental shelf etc

      8. 108.Extension to the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

      9. 109.Amendments, transitional provisions and repeals

      10. 110.Short title, commencement and extent

    1. Schedule 1

      Director General of Telecommunications

    2. Schedule 2

      The telecommunications code

    3. Schedule 3

      Penalties and mode of trial under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949

    4. Schedule 4

      Minor and consequential amendments

    5. Schedule 5

      General transitional provisions and savings

    6. Schedule 6

      Special transitional provisions with respect to patents for inventions and registered designs

    7. Schedule 7

      Repeals

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