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Communications Act 2003

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409Modifications consequential on regulations implementing Directives

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(1)This section applies if it appears to the Secretary of State that regulations under section 2 of the European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68) for giving effect to Community obligations imposed by the Communications Directives have come into force before the passing of this Act.

(2)The Secretary of State may by order—

(a)repeal any relevant provision of this Act which appears to him to be unnecessary, or to have become spent, in consequence of the regulations;

(b)make such other modifications of the relevant provisions of this Act as he considers appropriate in consequence of the regulations;

(c)revoke provision made by the regulations; and

(d)make transitory or transitional provision in relation to anything done by or under the regulations.

(3)The Secretary of State’s power under this section includes power to make consequential amendments of enactments not contained in this Act.

(4)In this section—

  • “the Communications Directives” means—

    (a)

    the Access Directive, that is to say, Directive 2002/19/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on access to, and interconnection of, electronic communications networks and associated facilities;

    (b)

    the Authorisation Directive, that is to say, Directive 2002/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and services;

    (c)

    the Framework Directive, that is to say, Directive 2002/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services;

    (d)

    the Universal Service Directive, that is to say, Directive 2002/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on universal service and users' rights relating to electronic communications networks and services;

  • “relevant provision of this Act” means a provision contained in—

    (a)

    Part 1, 2 or 6; or

    (b)

    Chapter 1 of Part 5.

(5)No order is to be made containing provision authorised by this section unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.

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