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1(1)The holder of a licence under section 6(1) of this Act shall be deemed to be a statutory undertaker and his undertaking a statutory undertaking for the purposes of the following enactments, namely—E+W+S

(i)section 16 of the M1Public Health Act 1925;

(ii)the M2Public Health Act 1936;

F1(iii). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(iv)Schedule 3 to the M3Water Act 1945;

(v)section 4 of the M4Requisitioned Land and War Works Act 1948;

[F2(vi)the M5Water Act 1948;]

(vii)the National Parks and Access to the M6Countryside Act 1949;

(viii)the M7Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Civil Interests) Act 1951;

(ix)the M8Landlord and Tenant Act 1954;

(x)the M9Opencast Coal Act 1958;

F3(xi). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(xii)section 17(10) of the M10Public Health Act 1961;

(xiii)the M11Pipe-lines Act 1962;

(xiv)Schedule 3 to the M12Harbours Act 1964;

(xv)Schedule 6 to the M13Gas Act 1965;

F4(xvi). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(xvii)section 40 of the M14Forestry Act 1967;

(xviii)section 50 of the M15Agriculture Act 1967;

(xix)section 38 of the M16Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967;

(xx)paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 to the M17Countryside Act 1968;

(xxi)section 22 of the M18Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968;

F5(xxii). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F6(xxiii). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F5(xxiv). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(xxv)sections 51 . . . F5of the M19Land Compensation Act 1973;

(xxvi)sections 47 F7. . . of the M20Land Compensation (Scotland) Act 1973;

(xxvii)Part III of the M21Control of Pollution Act 1974;

F8(xxviii). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(xxix)the M22Welsh Development Agency Act 1975;

(xxx)sections 15(3) and 26 of the M23Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976;

F9(xxxi). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(xxxii)section 9(3) of the M24Inner Urban Areas Act 1978;

(xxxiii)the M25Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979;

(xxxiv)[F10Part] XVI of the M26Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980;

(xxxv)section 53 of the M27Civil Aviation Act 1982;

(xxxvi)section 30 of the M28Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982;

(xxxvii)section 120 of the M29Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982;

(xxxviii)section 2(2)(c) of the M30Cycle Tracks Act 1984;

(xxxix)the M31Building Act 1984;

F11(xl). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(xli)paragraph 11 of Schedule 8 to the M32Housing (Scotland) Act 1987.

[F12(xlii)section 9 of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990.]

(2)References in the M33Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 to a statutory company shall be construed as including references to the holder of a licence under section 6(1) of this Act.

F13(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)The references in sections 73(11)(c) and 74(11)(b) of the M34Highways Act 1980 to electricity undertakers shall be construed as references to the holder of a licence under section 6(1)(a) of this Act.

F2[(5)The holder of a licence under section 6(1) of this Act shall be deemed to be an excepted undertaker for the purposes of section 6 of the M35Water Act 1981.]

(6)Paragraph 23 of Schedule 2 to the M36Telecommunications Act 1984 (undertakers’ works) shall apply to a licence holder for the purposes of any works carried out by him.

(7)The reference in section 82(4) of the M37Building Act 1984 (provisions with respect to demolition orders) to a person authorised by an enactment to carry on an undertaking for the supply of electricity shall be construed as a reference to a licence holder.

(8)A licence holder shall be deemed to be a public undertaker and his undertaking a public undertaking for the purposes of section 125 of, and paragraphs 9 and 10 of Schedule 8 to, the M38Housing (Scotland) Act 1987.

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F1Sch. 16 para. 1(1)(iii) repealed (31.10.1994) by 1994 c. 21, s. 67, Sch. 11 Pt. II (with s. 40(7)); S.I. 1994/2553, art. 2

F2Sch. 16 para. 1(1)(vi) and (5) repealed (E.W.) (01.12.1991) by Water Consolidation (Consequential Provisions) Act 1991 (c. 60, SIF 130), ss. 3(1), 4(2), Sch. 3 Pt. I.

F3Sch. 16 para. 1(1)(xi) repealed (S.) (24.12.2010) by Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (asp 6), s. 97(1), Sch. 3 para. 5 (with s. 91); S.S.I. 2010/401, art. 3(h)

F5Sch. 16 para. 1(1)(xxii)(xxiv) and words in para. 1(1)(xxv) repealed by Planning (Consequential Provisions) Act 1990 (c. 11, SIF 123:1, 2), s. 3, Sch. 1 Pt. I

F6Sch. 16 para. 1(1)(xxiii) repealed (27.5.1997) by 1997 c. 11 ss. 3, 6(2), Sch. 1 Pt. I (with s. 5, Sch. 3)

F7Words in Sch. 16 para. 1(1)(xxvi) repealed (27.5.1997) by 1997 c. 11, ss. 3, 6(2), Sch. 1 Pt. I (with s. 5, Sch. 3)

F8Sch. 16 para. 1(1)(xxviii), para. 3(2)(f) repealed by Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990 (c. 35, SIF 64), s. 38(2), Sch. 5 Pt. I

F9Sch. 16 para. 1(1)(xxxi) repealed (1.10.1998) by 1998 c. 38, s. 152, Sch. 18 Pt. IV (with ss. 137(1), 139(2), 141(1), 143(2)); S.I. 1998/2244, art. 4

F10Words in Sch. 16 para. 1(1)(xxxiv) substituted (1.10.1998) by 1998 c. 38, s. 135(2)(b) (with ss. 139(2), 143(2)); S.I. 1998/2244, art. 4

F11Sch. 16 para. 1(1)(xl) repealed (6.4.2006 for E., 16.6.2006 for W.) by Housing Act 2004 (c. 34), s. 270(4)(5)(f), Sch. 16; S.I. 2006/1060, art. 2(1)(e) (with Sch.); S.I. 2006/1535, art. 2(c) (with Sch.)

F13Sch. 16 para. 1(3) repealed (14.11.2005) by Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (c. 36), s. 34(1), Sch. 3; S.I. 2005/2040, art. 3(r)

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2(1)A licence holder who is entitled to exercise any power conferred by Schedule 3 or 4 to this Act shall be deemed to be a statutory undertaker for the purposes of section 66 of the M39Countryside (Scotland) Act 1967 and section 11 of the M40Countryside Act 1968.E+W+S

(2)A licence holder who is entitled to exercise any power conferred by Schedule 3 to this Act shall be deemed to be a statutory undertaker and his undertaking a statutory undertaking for the purposes of the following enactments, namely—

(a)the M41Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947;

(b)the M42New Towns (Scotland) Act 1968;

(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F14

F15(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(e)section 120 of the M43Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980;

(f)the M44New Towns Act 1981;

(g)the M45Acquisition of Land Act 1981; and

(h)sections 47, 48, 49 and 51 of, and Schedule 9 to, the M46Civil Aviation Act 1982.

(3)The reference in section 48(6) of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 to an electricity undertaker shall be construed as a reference to a licence holder who is entitled to exercise any power conferred by Schedule 4 to this Act.

(4)A licence holder who is entitled to exercise any power conferred by paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 to this Act shall be deemed to be a statutory undertaker and his undertaking a statutory undertaking for the purposes of the following enactments, namely—

(a)section 26 of the M47Public Health Act 1925;

(b)section 17(1)(b) of the M48Requisitioned Land and War Works Act 1945;

(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F14

(d)the M49Highways Act 1980; and

(e)sections 296 and 611 of the M50Housing Act 1985.

(5)References in the following enactments, namely—

(a)section 6 of the M51Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1953;

(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F14

(c)sections 176 and 185 of the M52Highways Act 1980; and

(d)paragraph 3 of Schedule 5 to the M53Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

to electricity undertakers shall be construed as references to licence holders entitled to exercise any power conferred by paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 to this Act.

(6)A licence holder entitled to exercise any power conferred by paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 to this Act shall be deemed to be a public utility undertaker for the purposes of the Highways Act 1980 F16. . ..

(7)A licence holder who is entitled to exercise any power conferred by paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 to this Act shall be deemed to be a statutory undertaker and his undertaking a statutory undertaking for the purposes of the following enactments, namely—

F15(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)the M54Roads (Scotland) Act 1984.

(8)References in the M55Local Government (Omnibus Shelters and Queue Barriers) (Scotland) Act 1958 F17. . . to electricity undertakers shall be construed as references to licence holders entitled to exercise any power conferred by paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 to this Act.

(9)It is immaterial for the purposes of this paragraph whether any power conferred by, or by any provision of, Schedule 3 or 4 to this Act on the holder of a licence under section 6(1)(a) or (2) of this Act is qualified by restrictions, exceptions or conditions included in the licence.

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F15Sch. 16 para. 2 (2)(d)(7)(a) repealed (27.5.1997) by 1997 c. 11, ss. 3, 6(2), Sch. 1 Pt. I (with s. 5, Sch. 3)

F17Words in Sch. 16 para. 2(8) repealed (27.5.1997) by 1997 c. 11, ss. 3, 6(2), Sch. 1 Pt. I (with s. 5, Sch. 3)

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3(1)In the following enactments, namely—E+W+S

F18[(a)the M56Water Act 1948;]

(b)section 39 of the M57Opencast Coal Act 1958 except in its application to Scotland;

(c)paragraph 2 of Schedule 6 to the M58Gas Act 1965;

F19(d). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(e)the M59Welsh Development Agency Act 1975;

F20(f). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(g)the M60New Towns Act 1981,

“the appropriate Minister”, in relation to a a licence holder, shall mean the [F21Secretary of State for Trade and Industry].

(2)In the following enactments, namely—

(a)section 39 of the Opencast Coal Act 1958 in its application to Scotland;

(b)the M61Pipe-lines Act 1962;

(c)Schedule 3 to the M62Harbours Act 1964;

(d)the M63New Towns (Scotland) Act 1968;

F22(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F23(f). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(g)section 121 of the M64Highways Act 1980;

(h)the M65Acquisition of Land Act 1981,

[F24(i)section 9 of the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990;]

the appropriate Minister”, in relation to a licence holder, shall mean the Secretary of State.

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F20Sch. 16 para. 3(1)(f) repealed (1.10.1998) by 1998 c. 38, s. 152, Sch. 18 Pt. IV (with ss. 137(1), 139(2), 141(1), 143(2)); S.I. 1998/2244, art. 4

F21Words in Sch. 16 para. 3(1) substituted (5.7.1992) by S.I. 1992/1314, art. 3(3), Sch. para. 1(e).

F22Sch. 16 para. 3(2)(e) repealed (27.5.1997) by 1997 c. 11, ss. 3, 6(2), Sch. 1 Pt. I (with s. 5, Sch. 3)

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