Search Legislation

The Communications Act 2003 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2003

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force on 25th July 2003 the provisions of the Communications Act 2003 listed in Schedule 1 and on 18th September 2003 the provisions listed in Schedule 2.

By virtue of article 3(1) the Director General of Telecommunications and the Secretary of State will for a transitional period exercise the functions of the Office of Communications in respect of the “transitionally commenced provisions” defined in article 1(2); and article 3(2) contains transitional provisions relating to the electronic communications code.

Articles 4 to 6 contain transitional provisions relating to sections 264, 348 (and Schedule 14) and 362.

Including the provisions which by virtue of section 411(2) and (3) of the Act came into force on Royal assent, the following provisions will be in force by 18th September:

  • sections 1 (in part), 4, 5, 24, 25, 26 (in part), 28 to 30, 31 (in part), 32 to 55, 56 to 63 (in part), 64 to 119, 125 to 151, 152 (in part), 153, 154, 164 to 167, 169, 172 to 174, 178, 179, 181, 183 to 197, 264, 348 (in part), 350 (in part), 360 (in part), 361, 362, 369 (in part), 370, 371, 393 (in part), 394 (in part), 395 to 399, 402 to 405, 406 (in part), 407, 408, 410 and 411;

  • Schedules 2 to 4, 8, 14 (in part), 15 (in part), 17 (in part), 18 (in part) and 19 (in part).

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

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

Opening Options

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

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 made 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