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Water Act 1989

  96      (1)      Section 174 of the Water Act 1989 (c. 15) (general restrictions on disclosure of

information) be amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (2)(d), for sub-paragraph (iv) there shall be substituted—

                           “(iv)                             the Office of Communications;”.

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

                    “(lo)                      the Communications Act 2003;”.

Road Traffic (Driver Licensing and Information Systems) Act 1989

  97      (1)      The Road Traffic (Driver Licensing and Information Systems) Act 1989

(c. 22) shall be amended as follows.

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          (2)      For section 9(3) (requirement for licence to operate driver information

systems) there shall be substituted—

              “(3)                The holding by a person of a licence under this section shall not

relieve him of—

                    (a)                   any liability in respect of a failure to hold a licence under

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section 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949; or

                    (b)                   any obligation to comply with requirements imposed by or

under Chapter 1 of Part 2 of the Communications Act 2003

(electronic communications networks and electronic

communications services).”

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          (3)      In paragraph 4 of Schedule 4 (application of telecommunications code to

licence holders), for the words “(application of telecommunications code)”

there shall be substituted “(procedure for works involving alteration of

electronic communications apparatus)”.

          (4)      In paragraph 8 of Schedule 5 (undertakers’ works affecting driver

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information systems)—

              (a)             in the definition of “relevant undertaker”, for paragraph (b) there

shall be substituted—

                             “(b)                               any electronic communications code operator;”;

              (b)             in the definition of “undertaker’s works”, in paragraph (b), for “a

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telecommunication system run by him” there shall be substituted

“an electronic communications code network provided by him”.

Electricity Act 1989

  98       In section 3A(4)(b) of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) (general duties of

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

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substituted—

                    “(i)                      communications services and electronic communications

apparatus, or”.

  99      (1)      Schedule 4 to that Act (other powers etc. of licence holders) shall be

amended as follows.

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          (2)      In paragraphs 3(1)(d) and 5—

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

be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”;

 

 

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              (b)             for “a telecommunication system” there shall be substituted “an

electronic communications code network”; and

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

substituted “electronic communications code”.

          (3)      In paragraph 4(1), for paragraph (c) there shall be substituted—

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                      “(c)                        any electronic communications code operator or any

former PTO; and”.

Local Government and Housing Act 1989

  100      In section 88(1)(e)(i) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42)

(electronic communication), for “a telecommunication system (within the

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meaning of the Telecommunications Act 1984)” there shall be substituted

“an electronic communications network”.

Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

  101     (1)      The Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/2405 (N.I. 19)) shall

be amended as follows.

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          (2)      In Article 197(3) (supplies of water, electricity, etc.) for sub-paragraph (c) to

the end there shall be substituted—

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

public electronic communications service,

                              and in this paragraph ‘communications services’ do not include

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electronic communications services to the extent that they are used

to broadcast or transmit programme services (within the meaning of

the Communications Act 2003).”

          (3)      In Article 343(4) (supplies of water, electricity, etc.) for sub-paragraph (c) to

the end there shall be substituted—

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

public telecommunications service,

                              and in this paragraph ‘communications services’ do not include

electronic communications services to the extent that they are used

to broadcast or transmit programme services (within the meaning of

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the Communications Act 2003).”

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

  102      In section 148(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8)

(interpretation of Chapter 1), in the definition of “statutory undertakers”, for

“public telecommunications operators” there shall be substituted “electronic

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communications code operators and former PTOs”.

  103     (1)      This paragraph applies to the following provisions of that Act—

              (a)             section 236(2) (exception to extinguishment of rights over land

compulsorily acquired);

              (b)             section 237(3) (saving from power to override certain rights);

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              (c)             section 256 (Secretary of State’s orders affecting telecommunications

apparatus);

              (d)             section 260 (orders by other authorities affecting telecommunication

apparatus);

 

 

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              (e)             section 272 (extinguishment of rights of telecommunications code

system operators);

              (f)             section 273(7) and (8) (notices given to developing authority);

              (g)             section 274(2) (making of orders);

              (h)             section 279(3) (right to compensation).

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          (2)      In each of the provisions to which this paragraph applies—

              (a)             for “telecommunications code”, wherever occurring (except in the

expression “telecommunications code system”), there shall be

substituted “electronic communications code”;

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

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telecommunications code system”, wherever occurring, there shall

be substituted “an electronic communications code network”;

              (c)             for “telecommunications apparatus” and “telecommunication

apparatus”, wherever occurring, there shall be substituted

“electronic communications apparatus”;

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

there shall be substituted “the electronic communications code

network”;

              (e)             for “system”, wherever occurring (except in the expression

“telecommunications code system”), there shall be substituted

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“network”.

  104      In section 280 of that Act (measures of compensation)—

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

“an electronic communications code network”;

              (b)             for “the running of the telecommunications code system”, wherever

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occurring, there shall be substituted “the provision of the electronic

communications code network”.

  105      In paragraph 1(a) of Schedule 13 to that Act (blighted land), for sub-

paragraph (ii) there shall be substituted—

                                 “(ii)                                                                      of the provision by an electronic

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communications code operator of an

electronic communications code network or

the provision by a former PTO of a public

electronic communications network or a

public electronic communications service, or”.

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Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990

  106     (1)      The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (c. 9) shall

be amended as follows.

          (2)      In section 51(2) (saving for ending of rights over land compulsorily

acquired), for paragraphs (b) and (c) there shall be substituted—

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                    “(b)                      to any right conferred by or in accordance with the electronic

communications code on the operator of an electronic

communications code network, or

                    (c)                      to any electronic communications apparatus kept installed

for the purposes of any such network.”

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          (3)      In section 91(3) (meaning of “statutory undertakers” in certain sections), in

paragraph (a) for “a public telecommunications operator” there shall be

 

 

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          (3)      substituted “an electronic communications code operator and to a former

PTO”.

London Local Authorities (No. 2) Act 1990

  107     (1)      Section 5 of the London Local Authorities (No. 2) Act 1990 (c. xxx) (crime

prevention) shall be amended as follows.

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          (2)      For subsection (1)(b) there shall be substituted—

                    “(b)                      providing within their area an electronic communications

service which is distributed—

                           (i)                          only to persons on a single set of premises; and

                           (ii)                         by an electronic communications network which is

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wholly within those premises and is not connected to

an electronic communications network any part of

which is outside those premises;”.

          (3)      In subsection (1)(c), for “telecommunications system” there shall be

substituted “electronic communications network or electronic

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communications service”.

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

              “(4A)                For the purposes of subsection (1)(b)—

                    (a)                   a set of premises is a single set of premises if, and only if, the

same person is the occupier of all the premises; and

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                    (b)                   two or more vehicles are capable of constituting a single set

of premises if, and only if, they are coupled together.”

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

              “(5)                In this section—

                                      ‘premises’ includes a vehicle; and

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                                      ‘vehicle’ includes a vessel, aircraft or hovercraft.”

New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

  108     (1)      In the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22)—

              (a)             paragraph 7 of Schedule 4 (streets with special engineering

difficulties), and

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              (b)             paragraph 7 of Schedule 6 (roads with special engineering

difficulties),

                   shall be amended as follows.

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

substituted “electronic communications apparatus”.

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          (3)      In sub-paragraph (3)(c)—

              (a)             for “a telecommunication system” there shall be substituted “an

electronic communications network”; and

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

Coal Mining Subsidence Act 1991

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  109      In section 52(1) of the Coal Mining Subsidence Act 1991 (c. 45)

(interpretation) in the definition of “statutory undertakers”, in paragraph (b)

 

 

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  109      for “any public telecommunications operator” there shall be substituted

“any electronic communications code operator, any former PTO”.

Water Industry Act 1991

  110      In section 219 of the Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56) (general interpretation),

in the definition of “accessories”, for “telecommunication apparatus (within

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the meaning of Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act 1984)” there shall

be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”.

  111     (1)      Schedule 13 to that Act (protective provisions in respect of certain

undertakings) shall be amended as follows.

          (2)      In paragraph 1(5), for paragraph (c) there shall be substituted—

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                      “(c)                        any undertaking consisting in the provision of an

electronic communications network;”.

          (3)      In paragraph 4, for “telecommunication apparatus” there shall be

substituted “electronic communications apparatus”.

  112     (1)      Schedule 15 to that Act (disclosure of information) shall be amended as

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follows.

          (2)      In Part 1, for “The Director General of Telecommunications” there shall be

substituted “The Office of Communications”.

          (3)      In Part 2, after the entry relating to the Enterprise Act 2002, there shall be

inserted—

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                                     “The Communications Act 2003.”

Water Resources Act 1991

  113      In section 221 of the Water Resources Act 1991 (c. 57) (general

interpretation), in the definition of “accessories”, for “telecommunication

apparatus (within the meaning of Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act

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1984)” there shall be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”.

  114     (1)      Schedule 22 to that Act (general provisions protecting undertakings) shall be

amended as follows.

          (2)      In paragraph 1(4), for paragraph (c) there shall be substituted—

                      “(c)                        any undertaking consisting in the provision of an

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electronic communications network;”.

          (3)      In paragraph 5, for “telecommunication apparatus” there shall be

substituted “electronic communications apparatus”.

  115     (1)      Schedule 24 to that Act (disclosure of information) shall be amended as

follows.

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          (2)      In Part 1, for “The Director General of Telecommunications” there shall be

substituted “The Office of Communications”.

          (3)      In Part 2, after the entry relating to the Enterprise Act 2002, there shall be

inserted—

                                     “The Communications Act 2003.”

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Land Drainage Act 1991

  116      In paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 6 to the Land Drainage Act 1991 (c. 59)

(protection for particular undertakings), for paragraph (c) there shall be

substituted—

                                        “(c)                                          any undertaking consisting in the

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provision of an electronic

communications code network;”.

Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

  117      In Articles 103 (making of orders) and 104 (telecommunication apparatus) of

the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/1220 (N.I. 11))—

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              (a)             for “telecommunications code”, wherever occurring (except in the

expression “telecommunications code system”) there shall be

substituted “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 “telecommunication apparatus”, wherever occurring, there shall

be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”;

              (d)             for “system” (except in the expression “telecommunications code

system”) there shall be substituted “network”.

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Charities Act 1992

  118      In section 60(6)(c) of the Charities Act 1992 (c. 41) (making of payments to

professional fund-raisers etc.), for “telecommunication apparatus” there

shall be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”.

Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992

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  119      In section 1(5) of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992 (c. 50), for “a

telecommunication system” there shall be substituted “an electronic

communications network”.

Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

  120      The Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (S.I. 1992/231 (N.I. 1)) shall be

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amended as follows.

  121      In Article 61 (restrictions on disclosure of information)—

              (a)             for paragraph (2)(b)(vi) there shall be substituted-

                                 “(vi)                                   the Office of Communications;”;

              (b)             after paragraph (3)(u) there shall be inserted-

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                                 “(v)                                   the Communications Act 2003;”.

  122     (1)      Schedule 4 (other powers etc. of licence holders) shall be amended as

follows.

          (2)      In paragraph 1(1)—

              (a)             for “a public telecommunications operator” there shall be substituted

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“an electronic communications code operator”;

 

 

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

“electronic communications network”.

          (3)      In paragraphs 4 and 6 for “public telecommunications operator” there shall

be substituted “electronic communications code operator”.

          (4)      In paragraphs 3(1) and (2), 5(1), (2), (3) and (4), 6(1) and 9—

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

be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”;

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

be substituted “an electronic communications network”;

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

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substituted “electronic communications code”.

Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993

  123     (1)      Part 2 of Schedule 20 to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban

Development Act 1993 (c. 28) (provisions about land acquired by the Urban

Regeneration Agency) 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”.

Cardiff Bay Barrage Act 1993

  124      In Schedule 2 to the Cardiff Bay Barrage Act 1993 (c. 42) (supplementary

provisions about Development Corporation works)—

              (a)             in paragraph 1(c), for “telecommunication” there shall be substituted

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“electronic communications”;

              (b)             in paragraph 16, for “telecommunication apparatus” there shall be

substituted “electronic communications apparatus”.

  125      In paragraph 3(2)(c) of Schedule 4 to that Act (exception to extinguishment

of rights over land compulsorily acquired)—

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

electronic communications code”;

              (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.”

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  126      In paragraph 21 of Schedule 7 to that Act (powers of survey etc. in

connection with groundwater damage)—

              (a)             in sub-paragraphs (5)(b)(ii) and (7), for “a relevant

telecommunications licenceholder” there shall be substituted “a

provider of a public electronic communications network”;

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