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30th March 2010
Laid before Parliament
1st April 2010
Coming into force
30th April 2010
The Secretary of State for Transport, considering that the authorisation of the use of electronic communications by this order for any purpose is such that the extent (if any) to which records of things done for that purpose will be available will be no less satisfactory in cases where use is made of electronic communications than in other cases, makes the following order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 8 and 9 of the Electronic Communications Act 2000(1).
2000 c.7 (“the 2000 Act”). The power in section 8 is vested in “the appropriate Minister”. By virtue of section 9(1)(a), the Secretary of State is “the appropriate Minister” in relation to any matter with which a department of the Secretary of State is concerned.
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