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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 regulations under a provision of this Act.”

          (3)      In subsection (2), for the words from the beginning to “him” there shall be

substituted “Any power conferred on the Secretary of State”.

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  17       In section 19 of that Act (interpretation), after subsection (2) there shall be

inserted—

              “(2AA)                In this Act ‘OFCOM’ means the Office of Communications.”

  18       In Schedule 1 to that Act (procedures in relation to wireless personnel), for

paragraph 3 there shall be substituted—

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          “3                  The Secretary of State is to pay—

                      (a)                     the expenses incurred by an advisory committee under

this Schedule, to the extent determined by him; and

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

of the members of the committee.”

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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

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

an electronic communications code network”.

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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.

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

with certain rights)—

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

substituted “the provision of an electronic communications code

network”;

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

electronic communications code”;

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              (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

substituted “or an electronic communications code network”.

London County Council (General Powers) Act 1949

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  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

telecommunications code system” there shall be substituted “electronic

communications apparatus kept installed for the purposes of an electronic

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communications code network”.

 

 

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Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1953

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

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

amended as follows.

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

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substituted “electronic communications apparatus”.

          (3)      In subsection (1)—

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

“an electronic communications code network”;

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

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

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”.

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Air Force Act 1955

  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

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

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”;

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

“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”

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there shall be substituted “an electronic communications network”.

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

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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 “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

 

 

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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

references in that Act to the supply of goods.”

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  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

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

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that a broadcast of it is to”;

              (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

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

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

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

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.”

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

“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.

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

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”.

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

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”.

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

seas” there shall be inserted—

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

 

 

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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.

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

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

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          (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”.

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

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

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

              “(11A)                Section 396 of the Communications Act 2003 (procedure for

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

OFCOM to make an order under this section.

              (11B)                The approval of the Secretary of State is required for the making by

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OFCOM of an order under this section.

              (11C)                A statutory instrument containing an order made by OFCOM under

this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution

of either House of Parliament.

              (11D)                In this section ‘OFCOM’ means the Office of Communications.”

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  38      (1)      Section 8 of that Act (provisions for securing enforcement in relation to

vehicles) shall be amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (1)—

              (a)             for “to make regulations under the Vehicle Excise and Registration

Act 1994 as to” there shall be substituted “of the Secretary of State

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under section 7(1) of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 to

specify”; and

              (b)             for “provisions included in the regulations” there shall be substituted

“a requirement imposed”.

          (3)      In subsection (2), for “regulations made” there shall be substituted “a

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requirement imposed”.

  39       In section 13(1) of that Act (regulations and order to be made by statutory

instrument), for “or orders under” there shall be substituted “under Part 1

of”.

Countryside Act 1968

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  40      (1)      The Countryside Act 1968 (c. 41) shall be amended as follows.

          (2)      In section 41 (exceptions from powers to make byelaws etc.), in subsections

(4) and (12)—

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

substituted “the provision of an electronic communications code

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network”;

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

electronic communications code”;

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

 

 

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          (3)      In paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 (exceptions from procedure for taking common

land)—

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

electronic communications code”;

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

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“an electronic communications code network”.

Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1969

  41       In section 7(6) of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1969

(c. lii) (effect of exercise of power to stop up streets)—

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

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electronic communications code”;

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

“electronic communications code network”.

Harbours Act (Northern Ireland) 1970

  42       In section 37 of the Harbours Act (Northern Ireland) 1970 (c. 1 (N.I.))

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(application of telecommunications code for certain works)—

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

communications code”;

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

“electronic communications apparatus”.

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Thames Barrier and Flood Prevention Act 1972

  43       In section 20(1)(a) of the Thames Barrier and Flood Prevention Act 1972

(c. xlv)(power to make subsidiary works etc.), for “telecommunication

installations” there shall be substituted “electronic communications

installations”.

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Fair Trading Act 1973

  44       In section 137(3) of the Fair Trading Act 1973 (c. 41) (meaning of “supply of

services”), for paragraph (f) there shall be substituted—

                    “(f)                      includes the making of arrangements, by means of such an

agreement as is mentioned in paragraph 29 of Schedule 2 to

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the Telecommunications Act 1984, for the sharing of the use

of any electronic communications apparatus, and”.

Drainage (Northern Ireland) Order 1973

  45       In paragraph 3 of Schedule 9 to the Drainage (Northern Ireland) Order 1973

(S.I. 1973/69 (N.I. 1))—

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

be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”;

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

shall be substituted “an electronic communications code network”;

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

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expression “telecommunications code system”), there shall be

substituted “electronic communications code”;

 

 

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              (d)             for “any such system” and “that system” there shall be substituted,

respectively, “any such network” and “that network”.

Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1973

  46      (1)      In Article 57A(3)(b) of the Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland)

Order 1973 (S.I. 1973/70 (N.I. 2)) (civil liability of Department for escapes of

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water)—

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

communications code”;

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

electronic communications network”.

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          (2)      In Article 58(1) of that Order (protection for telegraph and telephone lines),

for “telecommunications” there shall be substituted “electronic

communications”.

Consumer Credit Act 1974

  47       In section 16(6) of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (c. 39) (exempt agreements)

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for “public telecommunications operator specified in the order” there shall

be substituted “provider of a public electronic communications service who

is specified in the order”.

House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

  48       In Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

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(c. 24) (bodies of which all members are disqualified), in the appropriate

place, there shall be inserted—

                    “Seirbheis nam Meadhanan Gàidhlig”.

Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975

  49       In Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification

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Act 1975 (c. 25) (bodies of which all members are disqualified), in the

appropriate place, there shall be inserted—

                    “Seirbheis nam Meadhanan Gàidhlig”.

Welsh Development Agency Act 1975

  50      (1)      Section 19 of the Welsh Development Agency Act 1975 (c. 70) (the Agency

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and the media) shall be amended as follows.

          (2)      In subsection (9), for “the appropriate authority”, in both places, there shall

be substituted “the Office of Communications”.

          (3)      In subsection (11), in the definition of “relevant licence” for “the

Independent Television Commission or the Radio Authority” there shall be

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substituted “the Office of Communications”.

Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) Order 1979

  51       In paragraph 14 of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations (Northern

Ireland) Order 1979 (S.I. 1979/1709 (N.I. 16)) (building regulations), for

 

 

 
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