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3. In addition to its application for the purposes of section 26(6)(1) of the 1953 Act (inward bound ships and aircraft), section 8(3)(2) of the 1953 Act (conditions of transit of postal packets) shall apply in respect of a postal packet posted before 26th March 2001 and the reference in section 8(3) to the Post Office shall be read as including a reference to the successor postal services company.
Section 26 of the 1953 Act was amended by section 23 of, and paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 4 to, the 1969 Act, section 31 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 (c. 45) and sections 37, 38 and 46 of the Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48).
Section 8(3) of the 1953 Act was amended by sections 16(1) and 28(1) of the Post Office Act 1961 (c. 15) (“the 1961 Act”) and paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 4 to the 1969 Act.
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