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The Broadcasting Act 1990 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) Order 1990

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Broadcasting Act 1990 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) Order 1990.

(2) In this Order “the 1990 Act” means the Broadcasting Act 1990.

2.  The provisions of the 1990 Act which are specified in Schedule 1 to this Order shall come into force on 1st December 1990.

3.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) below, the provisions of the 1990 Act which are specified in Schedule 2 to this Order shall come into force on 1st January 1991.

(2) Paragraph (1) above and Schedule 2 to this Order shall not apply so as to bring into force the replacement of the reference to the Independent Broadcasting Authority by the amendment made by paragraph 36 of Schedule 20 to the 1990 Act until such time as that Authority is dissolved by order under section 127(3) of the 1990 Act.

(3) Paragraph (1) above and Schedule 2 to this Order shall not apply so as to bring into force the repeal by Schedule 21 to the 1990 Act of those provisions of the Broadcasting Act 1981(1) and the Cable and Broadcasting Act 1984(2), together with the entries in the said Schedule 21 in respect of paragraph 81 of Schedule 4 to and paragraphs 8(1) and (3) and 30 of Schedule 5 to the Telecommunications Act 1984(3), the Companies Consolidation (Consequential Provisions) Act 1985(4), the Finance Act 1986(5), the Broadcasting Act 1987(6), the Education Reform Act 1988(7), sections 73 and 134(4) of, paragraph 19 of Schedule 2 to, and paragraph 29 of Schedule 7 to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988(8) and the Finance Act 1989(9), which continue to have effect under or by virtue of sections 127 to 129 and 134 of, and Schedules 9 to 12 to, the 1990 Act.

4.  Section 175 of the 1990 Act shall come into force on 1st February 1991.

5.  Section 176 of, and Schedule 17 to, the 1990 Act shall come into force on 1st March 1991 except that for the purpose of enabling publication of information about programmes to be included in a programme service on or after that date, those provisions shall come into force on 1st January 1991.

6.  The following provisions shall come into force on 1st April 1991; those provisions are:

(a)section 180 of, and Schedule 18 to, the 1990 Act; and

(b)the entries in Schedule 21 to the 1990 Act relating to the repeal of —

(i)the Wireless Telegraphy (Blind Persons) Act 1955(10); and

(ii)the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967(11).

7.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, the provisions of the 1990 Act which are specified in Schedule 3 to this Order shall come into force on 1st January 1993.

(2) For the purposes of enabling conditions of the type specified in sections 34(2), 35(1) and 185(3) of the 1990 Act to be included in a Channel 3 or Channel 5 licence or licence to provide Channel 4, sections 34, 35 and 185 of that Act shall come into force on 1st January 1991.

David Waddington

One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State

Home Office

27th November 1990

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