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

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This Order brings into force on 1st December 1990 the provisions of the Broadcasting Act 1990 which are specified in Schedule 1 to this Order. The provisions specified in Schedules 2 and 3 come into force on 1st January 1991 and 1st January 1993 respectively, subject to the transitional provisions in articles 3 and 7. The provisions specified in articles 4, 5 and 6 come into force on 1st February 1991, 1st March 1991 and 1st April 1991 respectively, subject to the transitional provisions in those articles.

This Order does not bring into force the repeals listed in paragraphs (c) and (d) of the exceptions to the commencement of Schedule 21 to the 1990 Act by Schedule 2 to this Order.

The commencement of the repeal by Schedule 21 to the 1990 Act of those entries in that Schedule which are specified in article 3(3) of this Order is also delayed to the extent that the enactments referred to in those entries continue to have effect under or by virtue of those provisions in the 1990 Act which are referred to in article 3(3). Those provisions in the 1990 Act make transitional arrangements in connection with which certain provisions in the Broadcasting Act 1981 and the Cable and Broadcasting Act 1984 are applied: see, for example, paragraph 11 of Schedule 9 to the 1990 Act; paragraph 4 of Schedule 10; paragraphs 1 to 4 of Part II of Schedule 11 and paragraph 4 of Part III of Schedule 12. The other repealed enactments which are referred to in article 3(3) either amend such provisions of the 1981 and 1984 Acts or are necessary (together with certain provisions in those Acts which are not expressly applied) in connection with the provisions which are specifically applied.

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