Search Legislation

Digital Economy Act 2017

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

63Interpretation of this Chapter

This section has no associated Explanatory Notes

(1)In this Chapter—

  • “the appropriate national authority” means the relevant Minister, subject to subsections (2) to (4);

  • “enactment” includes—

    (a)

    an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the Scottish Parliament;

    (b)

    an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, a Measure or Act of the National Assembly for Wales;

    (c)

    an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, Northern Ireland legislation;

    (d)

    an enactment contained in subordinate legislation within the meaning of the Interpretation Act 1978;

  • “functions” means functions of a public nature;

  • “Northern Ireland body” means—

    (a)

    a Minister within the meaning of the Northern Ireland Act 1998,

    (b)

    a Northern Ireland department,

    (c)

    a Northern Ireland public authority within the meaning of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, or

    (d)

    a person providing services to a person within paragraph (a), (b) or (c);

  • “personal information” has the meaning given by section 57(5);

  • “public authority” has the meaning given by section 56(14);

  • “relevant Minister” means the Secretary of State or the Minister for the Cabinet Office;

  • “the Revenue and Customs” has the meaning given by section 17(3) of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005;

  • “Scottish body” means—

    (a)

    a person who is a part of the Scottish Administration,

    (b)

    a Scottish public authority with mixed functions or no reserved functions (within the meaning of the Scotland Act 1998), or

    (c)

    a person providing services to a person within paragraph (a) or (b);

  • “specified person” has the meaning given by section 56(5);

  • “Welsh body” means—

    (a)

    a devolved Welsh authority as defined by section 157A of the Government of Wales Act 2006, or

    (b)

    a person providing services to a devolved Welsh authority as defined by that section.

(2)The Scottish Ministers are the appropriate national authority in relation to regulations under section 56(6) which add, modify or remove an entry relating to a person who is, or a description of persons each of whom is, a Scottish body.

(3)The Welsh Ministers are the appropriate national authority in relation to regulations under section 56(6) which add, modify or remove an entry relating to a person who is, or a description of persons each of whom is, a Welsh body.

(4)The Department of Finance in Northern Ireland is the appropriate national authority in relation to regulations under section 56(6) which add, modify or remove an entry relating to a person who is, or a description of persons each of whom is, a Northern Ireland body.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

You have chosen to open The Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open The Whole Act as a PDF

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open the Whole Act

The Whole Act you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open Schedules only

The Schedules you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Show Explanatory Notes for Sections: Displays relevant parts of the explanatory notes interweaved within the legislation content.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources