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                      (b)                     such sums as he may determine in respect of the expenses

of the members of the committee.”

Coast Protection Act 1949

  19       In section 47 of the Coast Protection Act 1949 (c. 74) (savings), in paragraph

(b), for the words from “the telecommunications code” to “system” there

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shall be substituted “the electronic communications code on the operator of

an electronic communications code network”.

National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949

  20      (1)      The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 (c. 97) shall be

amended as follows.

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          (2)      In section 20(2) (byelaws for protection of nature reserves not to interfere

with certain rights)—

              (a)             for “the running of a telecommunications code system” there shall be

substituted “the provision of an electronic communications code

network”;

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              (b)             for “the telecommunications code” there shall be substituted “the

electronic communications code”;

              (c)             for “such system” there shall be substituted “such network”.

          (3)      In section 60(5)(f) (exceptions from rights of public where access agreement

etc. in force), for “or a telecommunications code system” there shall be

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substituted “or an electronic communications code network”.

London County Council (General Powers) Act 1949

  21       In section 7(6) of the London County Council (General Powers) Act 1949

(c. lv) (interference by works etc. for provision of heat), for

“telecommunication apparatus kept installed for the purposes of a

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telecommunications code system” there shall be substituted “electronic

communications apparatus kept installed for the purposes of an electronic

communications code network”.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1953

  22      (1)      Section 6 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1953

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(c. 26) (supplementary provisions as to omnibus shelters etc.) shall be

amended as follows.

          (2)      For “telecommunication apparatus”, wherever occurring, there shall be

substituted “electronic communications apparatus”.

          (3)      In subsection (1)—

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              (a)             for “a telecommunications code system” there shall be substituted

“an electronic communications code network”; and

              (b)             for “that system” there shall be substituted “that network”.

          (4)      In subsection (2), for “system” there shall be substituted “network”.

 

 

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Army Act 1955

  23       In section 44B(1)(b) of the Army Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 18) (interference

etc. with equipment, messages or signals), for “a telecommunication system”

there shall be substituted “an electronic communications network”.

Air Force Act 1955

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  24       In section 44B(1)(b) of the Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19) (interference

etc. with equipment, messages or signals), for “a telecommunication system”

there shall be substituted “an electronic communications network”.

Lough Neagh and Lower Bann Drainage and Navigation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955

  25       In section 17(2) of the Lough Neagh and Lower Bann Drainage and

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Navigation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955 (c. 15 (N.I.)) (application of

paragraph 23 of telecommunications code)—

              (a)             for “the telecommunications code” there shall be substituted “the

electronic communications code”;

              (b)             for “telecommunication apparatus” there shall be substituted

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“electronic communications apparatus”.

Naval Discipline Act 1957

  26       In section 29B(1)(b) of the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c. 53) (interference etc.

with equipment, messages or signals), for “a telecommunication system”

there shall be substituted “an electronic communications network”.

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Opencast Coal Act 1958

  27      (1)      In section 45 of the Opencast Coal Act 1958 (c. 69) (saving for apparatus

installed for the purposes of telecommunications code system)—

              (a)             for “telecommunication apparatus”, wherever occurring, there shall

be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”;

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              (b)             for “a telecommunications code system”, wherever occurring, there

shall be substituted “an electronic communications code network”;

              (c)             for “the telecommunications code”, wherever occurring, there shall

be substituted “the electronic communications code”;

              (d)             for “that system” there shall be substituted “that network”.

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Pipe-lines Act 1962

  28       In section 40 of the Pipe-lines Act 1962 (c. 58) (avoidance of interference with

telecommunications code systems)—

              (a)             for “telecommunication apparatus”, in both places, there shall be

substituted “electronic communications apparatus”;

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              (b)             for “a telecommunications code system” there shall be substituted

“an electronic communications code network”;

              (c)             for “such system” there shall be substituted “such network”;

              (d)             for “the telecommunications code” there shall be substituted “the

electronic communications code”.

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London County Council (General Powers) Act 1963

  29       In section 17(4)(a) of the London County Council (General Powers) Act 1963

(c. xvii) (interference from provision of illuminations, floodlighting, etc.), for

“telecommunication apparatus kept installed for the purposes of a

telecommunications code system” there shall be substituted “electronic

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communications apparatus kept installed for the purposes of an electronic

communications code network”.

Harbours Act 1964

  30       In section 53 of the Harbours Act 1964 (c. 40) (application of

telecommunications code for certain works)—

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              (a)             for “telecommunications code” there shall be substituted “electronic

communications code”;

              (b)             for “telecommunication apparatus” there shall be substituted

“electronic communications apparatus”.

New Towns Act (Northern Ireland) 1965

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  31      (1)      Section 25 of the New Towns Act (Northern Ireland) 1965 (c. 13 (N.I.)) shall

be amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsections (9A), (9C) and (9D)—

              (a)             for “telecommunication apparatus”, wherever occurring, there shall

be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”;

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              (b)             for “a telecommunications code system” there shall be substituted

“an electronic communications code network”;

              (c)             for “that system” there shall be substituted “that network”;

              (d)             for “the telecommunications code”, wherever occurring, there shall

be substituted “the electronic communications code”.

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          (3)      In subsection (9B) for “any telecommunications code system” there shall be

substituted “any electronic communications code network”.

Marine &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967

  32       In each of sections 4 and 5 of the Marine, &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act

1967 (c. 41) (prohibition of acts facilitating or otherwise relating to

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broadcasts from ships etc.), the following subsection shall be inserted after

subsection (3)—

              “(3A)                Section 46 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (meaning of supply)

shall have effect for construing references in this section to the

supply of any thing as it has effect for the purpose of construing

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references in that Act to the supply of goods.”

  33      (1)      Section 5 of that Act shall be further amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (3) (offences of doing things with intent that an unlawful

broadcast may be made)—

              (a)             in paragraph (a), for “with intent that a broadcast of it may” there

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shall be substituted “knowing, or having reasonable cause to believe,

that a broadcast of it is to”;

 

 

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              (b)             in paragraph (b), for “with intent that a broadcast of the work may”

there shall be substituted “knowing, or having reasonable cause to

believe, that a broadcast of the work is to”;

              (c)             in paragraph (c), for “with intent that the work may” there shall be

substituted “knowing, or having reasonable cause to believe, that the

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work is to”.

          (3)      For subsection (4) (presumption as to advertising) there shall be

substituted—

              “(4)                The cases in which a person is to be taken for the purposes of this

section as advertising by means of a broadcast include any case in

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which he causes or allows it to be stated, suggested or implied that

entertainment included in the broadcast—

                    (a)                   has been supplied by him; or

                    (b)                   is provided wholly or partly at his expense.”

  34       In section 6(5) of that Act (restrictions on prosecutions), after the words

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“otherwise than”, wherever occurring, there shall be inserted “by OFCOM

or”

  35      (1)      Section 7A of that Act (powers of enforcement in relation to marine offences)

shall be amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (1), after “the Secretary of State” there shall be inserted “or

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OFCOM”.

          (3)      In subsections (2) and (4), for “the Secretary of State has issued a written

authorisation” there shall be substituted “a written authorisation has been

issued by the Secretary of State or OFCOM”.

          (4)      In subsection (3)(a), for “the Secretary of State has issued an authorisation”

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there shall be substituted “an authorisation has been issued by the Secretary

of State or OFCOM”

          (5)      In subsection (7), after “powers” there shall be inserted “except so far as

exercisable by virtue of an authorisation issued by OFCOM”.

  36       In section 9(1) of that Act (interpretation), after the definition of “the high

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seas” there shall be inserted—

                                      “‘OFCOM’ means the Office of Communications;”.

Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967

  37      (1)      Section 7 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967 (c. 72) (restrictions on dealing

in, and custody of, certain apparatus) shall be amended as follows.

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          (2)      In subsection (2), for “the Secretary of State” and “he” there shall be

substituted, respectively, “OFCOM” and “they”.

          (3)      In subsections (5) to (11), for the words “the Secretary of State” and “The

Secretary of State”, wherever occurring, there shall be substituted

“OFCOM”.

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          (4)      In subsection (9), for “is satisfied” and “is so satisfied” there shall be

substituted, respectively, “are satisfied” and “are so satisfied”.

          (5)      After subsection (11) there shall be inserted—

 

 

 
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