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42.—(1) The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976(1) is amended as follows.
(2) In section 44(1) (interpretation etc. of Part 1)—
(a)in the definition of “statutory undertakers”, for the words “the Post Office” are substituted the words “a universal service provider in connection with the provision of a universal postal service”; and
(b)at the appropriate place is inserted—
““universal service provider” has the same meaning as in the Postal Services Act 2000; and references to the provision of a universal postal service shall be construed in accordance with that Act.”.
(3) After section 44(1) is inserted—
“(IZA) The undertaking of a universal service provider so far as relating to the provision of a universal postal service shall be taken to be his statutory undertaking for the purposes of this Part; and references in this Part to his undertaking shall be construed accordingly.”.
1976 c. 57. The definition of “statutory undertakers” in section 44(1) was amended by section 87 of, and paragraph 10(4) of Schedule 3 to the British Telecommunications Act 1981 (c. 38.), by section 109(6) of, and Schedule 7 to, the Telecommunications Act 1984 (c. 12.), by section 190(3) of, and Schedule 27 to, the Water Act 1989 (c. 15.) and section 343(2) of, and Schedule 24 to, the Highways Act 1980 (c. 66.). There are other amendments not relevant to this Order.
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