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          (2)      In subsection (1), for “requisite or expedient” there shall be substituted

“necessary”.

          (3)      In subsection (2), for “requisite or expedient” there shall be substituted

“necessary”.

          (4)      After subsection (2), there shall be inserted—

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              “(2A)                The Secretary of State shall not give a direction under subsection (1)

or (2) unless he believes that the conduct required by the direction is

proportionate to what is sought to be achieved by that conduct.”

          (5)      In subsection (3), for “this Act” there shall be substituted “Part 1 or Chapter

1 of Part 2 of the Communications Act 2003 and, in the case of a direction to

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a provider of a public electronic communications network, notwithstanding

that it relates to him in a capacity other than as the provider of such a

network.”.

          (6)      In subsection (6), for “public telecommunications operators” there shall be

substituted “providers of public electronic communications networks”.

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          (7)      In subsection (8), for the words from “the Director” onwards there shall be

substituted “OFCOM and to providers of public electronic communications

networks.”

  71      (1)      Section 98 of that Act (use of conduits for telecommunications purposes)

shall be amended as follows.

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          (2)      In subsection (1), for the words “telecommunication apparatus”, wherever

occurring, there shall be substituted “electronic communications

apparatus”.

          (3)      In subsection (5)(a), for the words “telecommunication purposes” there shall

be substituted “the purposes of any electronic communications network or

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of any electronic communications service”.

  72      (1)      Section 101 of that Act (general restrictions on disclosure of information)

shall be amended as follows.

          (2)               In subsection (1)(a), after “this Act” there shall be inserted “(except Part 6)”.

          (3)      In subsection (2)(a)—

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              (a)             the words “or transferred” shall be omitted; and

              (b)             for the words “, the Director or the Commission by or under this Act”

there shall be substituted “or OFCOM by or under this Act (except

functions assigned by or under Part 6)”.

          (4)      In subsection (2)(b), after “the Rail Regulator” there shall be inserted

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“, OFCOM”.

          (5)      In subsection (3), after paragraph (p) there shall be inserted—

                    “(q)                      the Communications Act 2003 (excluding the provisions of

that Act which are enactments relating to the management of

the radio spectrum within the meaning of that Act).”

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          (6)      Subsection (4) shall cease to have effect.

          (7)      In subsection (6), for “the Director” there shall be substituted “OFCOM”.

  73       In section 104 of that Act (orders and schemes), after subsection (1) there

shall be inserted—

 

 

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              “(1A)                Section 396 of the Communications Act 2003 (procedure for

regulations and orders made by OFCOM) applies to every power of

OFCOM to make an order under a provision of this Act.

              (1B)                The approval of the Secretary of State is required for the making by

OFCOM of an order under section 85 or 86 above.

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              (1C)                A statutory instrument containing an order made by OFCOM under

section 85 or 86 above shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of

a resolution of either House of Parliament.”

  74       In section 106(1) of that Act (general interpretation), after the definition of

“modifications” there shall be inserted—

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

  75                In paragraph 18(2) of Schedule 2 to that Act (notices affixed to overhead

apparatus), for “paragraph 24(4)(a)” there shall be substituted “paragraph

24(2A)(a)”.

Cinemas Act 1985

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  76       In section 21(1) of the Cinemas Act 1985 (c. 13) (interpretation), for the

definition of “film exhibition” there shall be substituted—

                                      “‘film exhibition’ means any exhibition of moving pictures

other than an exhibition of items included in a programme

service (within the meaning of the Communications Act

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2003) that is being simultaneously received (or virtually so)

by the exhibitor”.

Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985

  77       In section 3 of the Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985 (c. 49) (advertisements

about surrogacy), for “a telecommunication system”, wherever occurring,

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there shall be substituted “an electronic communications network”.

Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985

  78      (1)      Section 70 of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 66) (supplies by utilities)

shall be amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (4), for paragraph (d) there shall be substituted—

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                    “(d)                      a supply of communications services by a provider of a

public electronic communications service.”

          (3)      For subsection (5) there shall be substituted—

              “(5)                In subsection (4), ‘communications services’ do not include

electronic communications services to the extent that they are used

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to broadcast or otherwise transmit programme services (within the

meaning of the Communications Act 2003).”

Housing Act 1985

  79      (1)      The Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) shall be amended as follows.

 

 

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          (2)      In section 295(2)(b) (extinguishment of other rights over land acquired), for

“telecommunications systems” there shall be substituted “electronic

communications networks”.

          (3)      In section 298(2) and (3) (telecommunications apparatus)—

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

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be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”;

              (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”;

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              (d)             for “the system” and “a system” there shall be substituted,

respectively, “the network” and “a network”.

Airports Act 1986

  80       In section 62 of the Airports Act 1986 (c. 31) (provisions as to

telecommunication apparatus)—

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

be substituted “the electronic communications code”;

              (b)             for “telecommunication apparatus” and “telecommunications

apparatus”, wherever occurring, there shall be substituted

“electronic communications apparatus”;

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

shall be substituted “an electronic communications code network”;

              (d)             in subsection (3), for “that system” there shall be substituted “that

network”.

Gas Act 1986

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  81       In section 4AA(4)(b) of the Gas Act 1986 (c. 44) (general duties of Secretary

of State and Authority), for sub-paragraph (i) there shall be substituted—

                    “(i)                      communications services and electronic communications

apparatus, or”.

Insolvency Act 1986

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  82      (1)      The Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45) shall be amended as follows.

          (2)      In section 233 (supplies of telecommunications services etc. in cases of

administration or liquidation)—

              (a)             in subsection (3), for paragraph (d) there shall be substituted—

                           “(d)                             a supply of communications services by a provider of

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a public electronic communications service.”;

              (b)             in subsection (5), for paragraph (d) there shall be substituted—

                           “(d)                             ‘communications services’ do not include electronic

communications services to the extent that they are

used to broadcast or otherwise transmit programme

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services (within the meaning of the Communications

Act 2003).”

          (3)      In section 372 (supplies of telecommunications services etc. in cases of

bankruptcy)—

              (a)             in subsection (4), for paragraph (d) there shall be substituted—

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                           “(d)                             a supply of communications services by a provider of

a public electronic communications service.”;

              (b)             in subsection (5), for paragraph (c) there shall be substituted—

                           “(c)                             ‘communications services’ do not include electronic

communications services to the extent that they are

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used to broadcast or otherwise transmit programme

services (within the meaning of the Communications

Act 2003).”

          (4)      In Schedule 2A (exceptions to prohibition on appointment of administrative

receiver), in paragraph 10, after sub-paragraph (2) there shall be inserted—

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                           “(2A)                  For the purposes of section 72D a business is also regulated to the

extent that it consists in the provision of a public electronic

communications network or a public electronic communications

service.”

Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986

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  83       In section 9E(2) of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (c. 46)

(interpretation), for paragraph (a) there shall be substituted—

                    “(a)                      the Office of Communications;”.

Channel Tunnel Act 1987

  84       For section 32 of the Channel Tunnel Act 1987 (c. 53), there shall be

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substituted—

       “32            Exclusion of rights under electronic communications code

No rights shall be exercisable by any person by virtue of the

electronic communications code in relation to any land comprised in

the tunnel system and lying in or under the bed of the sea.”

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  85       In paragraph 3(2)(b) of Schedule 2 to that Act (supplementary provisions as

to scheduled works etc.), for “telecommunications” there shall be

substituted “electronic communications”.

  86      (1)      Part 10 of Schedule 7 to that Act (protection of telecommunications

operators) shall be amended as follows.

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          (2)      In paragraph 1(1), for “a telecommunications operator” there shall be

substituted “an operator of an electronic communications code network”.

          (3)      In paragraphs 2 to 7—

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

be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”;

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              (b)             for “a telecommunications code system”, “a telecommunication

system” and “any telecommunications code system”, wherever

occurring, there shall be substituted “an electronic communications

code network”;

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

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network”;

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

shall be substituted “the operator”;

 

 

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              (e)             for “any telecommunications operator”, wherever occurring, there

shall be substituted “any operator of an electronic communications

code network”;

              (f)             for “a system” and “that system”, wherever occurring, there shall be

substituted, respectively, “a network” and “that network”;

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              (g)             for “the system”, wherever occurring, there shall be substituted “the

electronic communications code network”.

Consumer Protection (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

  87      (1)      Article 29 of the Consumer Protection (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

(S.I. 1987/2049 (N.I. 20)) (restrictions on disclosure of information) shall be

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amended as follows.

          (2)      In paragraph (3), after sub-paragraph (n), there shall be inserted—

                    “(o)                      the Communications Act 2003.”

          (3)      In paragraph (6) for “the Director General of Telecommunications” there

shall be substituted “the Office of Communications”.

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Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988

  88       In section 567(2)(b) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c. 1)

(meaning of “construction operations”), for “telecommunication apparatus”

there shall be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”.

Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988

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  89       In section 25(1) of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988 (c. 4)

(interpretation), in the definition of “statutory undertaker”, for paragraph

(d) there shall be substituted—

                 “(d)                        any electronic communications code operator;”.

Malicious Communications Act 1988

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  90       In section 1(2A)(a) of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 (c. 27)

(offence of sending electronic communications with intent to cause distress

or anxiety), for “a telecommunication system (within the meaning of the

Telecommunications Act 1984)” there shall be substituted “an electronic

communications network”.

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Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

  91      (1)      Section 69 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48) (no

infringement of copyright by use of recordings for certain supervisory

purposes) shall be amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (2)—

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              (a)             for paragraph (a) there shall be substituted—

                           “(a)                             section 167(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1990, section

115(4) or (6) or 117 of the Broadcasting Act 1996 or

paragraph 20 of Schedule 12 to the Communications

Act 2003;”;

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              (b)             in paragraph (b), for the words from “by virtue of” to “1990” there

shall be substituted “by virtue of section 327(1) of the

Communications Act 2003”;

              (c)             in paragraph (c), for “Radio Authority” there shall be substituted

“OFCOM”;

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              (d)             after paragraph (c) there shall be inserted—

                           “(d)                             section 327(3) of the Communications Act 2003.”

          (3)      For subsection (3) there shall be substituted—

              “(3)                Copyright is not infringed by the use by OFCOM in connection with

the performance of any of their functions under the Broadcasting Act

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1990, the Broadcasting Act 1996 or the Communications Act 2003

of—

                    (a)                   any recording, script or transcript which is provided to them

under or by virtue of any provision of those Acts; or

                    (b)                   any existing material which is transferred to them by a

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scheme made under section 27 of the Communications Act

2003.

              (4)                In subsection (3), ‘existing material’ means—

                    (a)                   any recording, script or transcript which was provided to the

Independent Television Commission or the Radio Authority

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under or by virtue of any provision of the Broadcasting Act

1990 or the Broadcasting Act 1996; and

                    (b)                   any recording or transcript which was provided to the

Broadcasting Standards Commission under section 115(4) or

(6) or 116(5) of the Broadcasting Act 1996.”

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  92      (1)      Section 73 of that Act (no breach of copyright by certain retransmissions of

broadcasts in cable programme service) shall be amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (6)—

              (a)             for paragraphs (c) and (d) there shall be substituted—

                           “(c)                             the public teletext service,

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                           (d)                             S4C Digital, and”

              (b)             for the words after paragraph (e) there shall be substituted—

                                          “and expressions used in this subsection have the same

meanings as in Part 3 of the Communications Act 2003.”

          (3)      For subsection (7) there shall be substituted—

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              “(7)                In this section ‘relevant requirement’ means a requirement imposed

by a general condition (within the meaning of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of

the Communications Act 2003) the setting of which is authorised

under section 61 of that Act (must-carry obligations).”

  93      (1)      Paragraph 17 of Schedule 2 to that Act (no infringement of performance

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rights by use of recordings for certain supervisory purposes) shall be

amended as follows.

          (2)      In sub-paragraph (2)—

              (a)             for paragraph (a) there shall be substituted—

                             “(a)                               section 167(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1990, section

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115(4) or (6) or 117 of the Broadcasting Act 1996 or

 

 

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                             paragraph 20 of Schedule 12 to the

Communications Act 2003;”;

              (b)             in paragraph (b), for the words from “by virtue of” to “1990” there

shall be substituted “by virtue of section 327(1) of the

Communications Act 2003”;

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              (c)             in paragraph (c), for “Radio Authority” there shall be substituted

“OFCOM”;

              (d)             after paragraph (c) there shall be inserted—

                           “(d)                             section 327(3) of the Communications Act 2003.”

          (3)      For sub-paragraph (3) there shall be substituted—

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          “(3)                                   The rights conferred by Part 2 are not infringed by the use by

OFCOM in connection with the performance of any of their

functions under the Broadcasting Act 1990, the Broadcasting Act

1996 or the Communications Act 2003 of—

                      (a)                     any recording, script or transcript which is provided to

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them under or by virtue of any provision of those Acts; or

                      (b)                     any existing material which is transferred to them by a

scheme made under section 27 of the Communications Act

2003.

          (4)                                   In subsection (3), ‘existing material’ means—

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                      (a)                     any recording, script or transcript which was provided to

the Independent Television Commission or the Radio

Authority under or by virtue of any provision of the

Broadcasting Act 1990 or the Broadcasting Act 1996; and

                      (b)                     any recording or transcript which was provided to the

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Broadcasting Standards Commission under section 115(4)

or (6) or 116(5) of the Broadcasting Act 1996.”

Housing Act 1988

  94      (1)      Part 2 of Schedule 10 to the Housing Act 1988 (c. 50) (provisions about land

acquired by a housing action trust) shall be amended as follows.

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          (2)      In paragraphs 4, 5, 11, 12 and 14—

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

be substituted “the electronic communications code”;

              (b)             for “a telecommunications code system” and “any

telecommunications code system”, wherever occurring, there shall

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be substituted “an electronic communications code network”;

              (c)             for “telecommunications apparatus” and “telecommunication

apparatus”, wherever occurring, there shall be substituted

“electronic communications apparatus”;

              (d)             for “such system” and “the system”, wherever occurring, there shall

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be substituted, respectively, “such network” and “the network”.

Road Traffic Act 1988

  95       In section 21(3)(b) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) (exception from

prohibition of driving etc on cycle tracks for statutory undertakers), for the

words from “a telecommunications code system” to “1984)” there shall be

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substituted “an electronic communications code network”.

 

 

 
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