Telecommunications Act 1984

87(1)The enactments specified in the following Table (which penalise the use of public telephone boxes for the purpose of making false calls for police assistance, giving false alarms of fire and the like) shall have effect as if—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)for any reference to a call box of British Telecommunications’ telephone service,

(b)for any reference to a telephone call box provided by British Telecommunications, and

(c)for any reference to a British Telecommunications call box,

there were substituted a reference to a telephone call box provided by a public telecommunications operator.


  • Section 176(2) of the M1Redcar Corporation Act 1938.

  • Section 211(2) of the M2Clacton Urban District Council Act 1938.

  • Section 89(2) of the M3Tiverton Corporation Act 1939.

  • Section 101(2) of the M4Christchurch Corporation Act 1940.

  • Section 154(2) of the M5Preston Corporation Act 1947.

  • Section 173(2) of the M6Ipswich Corporation Act 1948.

  • Section 178(2) of the M7Worcester Corporation Act 1951.

  • Section 89(2) of the M8Nottinghamshire County Council Act 1951.

  • Section 85(2) of the M9Berkshire County Council Act 1953.

  • Section 97(2) of the M10Gloucestershire County Council Act 1956.

  • Section 96(2) of the M11Leicester Corporation Act 1956.

  • Section 70(2) of the M12Southampton Corporation Act 1960.

  • Section 41(2) of the M13Hertfordshire County Council Act 1960.

  • Section 30(3) of the M14Devon County Council Act 1961.

  • Section 44(2) of the M15Durham County Council Act 1963.

  • Section 29(2) of the M16Exeter Corporation Act 1966.

  • Section 14(2) of the M17Huntingdon and Peterborough County Council Act 1970.

  • Section 107(2) of the M18Teesside Corporation (General Powers) Act 1971.

  • Section 63(2) of the M19Surrey County Council Act 1971.

  • Section 61(2) of the M20Torbay Corporation (No. 2) Act 1971.

  • Section 66(2) of the M21Oxfordshire County Council Act 1971.

(2)Any enactment contained in a local Act which is not specified in the above Table, but is similar to any enactment so specified, shall have effect subject to the like amendment as is made by sub-paragraph (1) above.

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