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1(1)The following are the undertakings protected by this Schedule, that is to say—E+W
(a)the undertakings of the [F1Agency], the Civil Aviation Authority, [F2the Coal Authority] and [F3a universal service provider (so far as it is his undertaking in relation to the provision of a universal postal service)];
(b)the undertaking of any water undertaker or sewerage undertaker;
(c)any undertaking consisting in the running of a telecommunications code system, within the meaning of Schedule 4 to the M1Telecommunications Act 1984;
(d)any airport to which Part V of the M2Airports Act 1986 applies;
(e)the undertaking of any public gas supplier within the meaning of Part I of the M3Gas Act 1986;
(f)the undertaking of any person authorised by a licence under Part I of the M4Electricity Act 1989 to generate, transmit or supply electricity;
(g)the undertaking of any navigation authority, harbour authority or conservancy authority;
(h)any public utility undertaking carried on by a local authority under any Act or under any order having the force of an Act.
[F4(j)the undertaking of any licensed operator, within the meaning of the Coal Industry Act 1994.]
[F5(k)the undertaking of a person who holds a licence under Chapter I of Part I of the Transport Act 2000 (air traffic services) to the extent that it is the person’s undertaking as licence holder.]
[F6(1A)In sub-paragraph (1)(a) above “universal service provider” has the same meaning as in the Postal Services Act 2000; and the reference to the provision of a universal postal service shall be construed in accordance with that Act.]
(2)For the purposes of this Schedule any reference in this Schedule, in relation to any such airport as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(d) above, to the persons carrying on the undertaking is a reference to the airport operator.
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