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19th July 2004
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20th July 2004
Whereas, by virtue of section 1(7) of the Communications Act 2003(1), Part 2 of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994(2) is to have effect in relation to the functions conferred on the Office of Communications(3) by or under any enactment as if the Office of Communications were an office holder within the meaning of that Part and a power of the Office of Communications to make subordinate legislation were excluded from section 69 of that Act to the extent only that it is exercisable by statutory instrument;
And whereas the Secretary of State has consulted the Office of Communications as required by section 69(3) of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994;
And whereas section 393(4) of the Communications Act 2003 authorises the Secretary of State to specify by order relevant functions for the purposes of that subsection;
Now therefore the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon her by section 69 and section 77(1) of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 and section 393(4) of the Communications Act 2003, hereby makes the following Order, a draft of which has been laid before Parliament in accordance with section 77(2) of the 1994 Act and section 393(11) of the 2003 Act respectively and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament:
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