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Communications Act 2003

Section 409: Modifications consequential on regulations implementing Directives

883.This section permits the Secretary of State (by order, subject to approval of a draft by Parliament) to amend the Act if regulations have been made under the European Communities Act 1972 to implement the four Directives cited in subsection (4) prior to the passing of the Act. These Directives have to be implemented in the European Community on 25 July 2003. Subsection (2) permits the Secretary of State to repeal provisions of the Act which have become redundant, modify the Act as necessary in consequence of the regulations, revoke the regulations and make transitory or transitional provisions. In the event, regulations of the type described in subsection (1) were not made before the Act was passed, the condition in that subsection can never be satisfied and, accordingly, it is not intended that this section will be brought into force.

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