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106 General interpretation.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

  • the 1973 Act” means the Fair Trading Act 1973;

  • the 1980 Act” means the Competition Act 1980;

  • the 1981 Act” means the British Telecommunications Act 1981;

  • the appointed day” has the meaning given by section 2 above;

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  • the excepted liabilities” has the meaning given by section 60(2) above;

  • modifications” includes additions, alterations and omissions and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly;

  • [F4OFCOM” means the Office of Communications;]

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  • the successor company” and “the transfer date” have the meanings given by section 60(1) above;

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(4)Any power conferred on the Secretary of State by this Act to give a direction if it appears to him to be requisite or expedient to do so in the interests of national security or relations with the government of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom includes power to give the direction if it appears to him to be requisite or expedient to do so in order—

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F1S. 106(1): definitions repealed (25.7.2003 for specified purposes, 29.12.2003 otherwise) by Communications Act 2003 (c. 21), ss. 406, 408, 411, Sch. 19(1) (with Sch. 18, Sch. 19(1) Note 1); S.I. 2003/1900, arts. 1(2), 2(1), 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 3(2) (as amended (8.12.2003) by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 1(3))); S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3, Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

F3S. 106(1): definition of "the Director" repealed (29.12.2003) by Communications Act 2003 (c. 21), ss. 406, 411, Sch. 19(1) (with Sch. 18, Sch. 19(1) Note 1); S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (subject to art. 3(3) and with art. 11)

F4S. 106(1): definition of "OFCOM" inserted (29.12.2003) by Communications Act 2003 (c. 21), ss. 406, 411, Sch. 17 para. 74 (with Sch. 18); S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (subject to art. 3(3) and with art. 11)

F5S. 106(2)(3) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. XIV Group 2.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Pt. VI (ss. 74-92), ss. 102, 106(4)(5), 110(1), Sch. 3 and Sch. 7 Pt. IV extended (Guernsey) (with modifications) (1.6.1994) by S.I. 1994/1064, art. 3(1), Sch. Pt. I

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