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Communications Act 2003

Section 398: Repeal of certain provisions of the Telecommunications Act 1984

865.This section will repeal the spent provisions dealing with the privatisation of British Telecommunications set out in sections 60, 61(1) to (6), 62, 63(1) to (4), 64 to 67, 69 to 71, 72(2), (4) and (5) and 73 of the Telecommunications Act 1984. This section also amends section 68(2) of the 1984 Act to reflect the fact that the only outstanding liability of British Telecommunications plc for which the Secretary of State might be responsible is the payment of pensions, and repeals sections 93 and 97 of the Telecommunications Act 1984.

  • *Section 93 of the 1984 Act allows the Secretary of State (with the consent of the Treasury) to make grants towards fees or expenses incurred in the development or use of apparatus that is designed or adapted for disabled persons.  Section 97 allows local authorities to contribute towards the cost of the provision by public telecommunications operators of telecommunications facilities that they consider to be of benefit to their area.

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