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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

substituted “an electronic communications code operator and to a former

PTO”.

London Local Authorities (No. 2) Act 1990

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

prevention) shall be amended as follows.

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

                    “(b)                      providing within their area an electronic communications

service which is distributed—

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

                           (ii)                         by an electronic communications network which is

wholly within those premises and is not connected to

an electronic communications network any part of

which is outside those premises;”.

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

substituted “electronic communications network or electronic

communications service”.

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

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

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                    (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

                    (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—

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              “(5)                In this section—

                                      ‘premises’ includes a vehicle; and

                                      ‘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)—

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              (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)

for “any public telecommunications operator” there shall be substituted

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

Water Industry Act 1991

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

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

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

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undertakings) shall be amended as follows.

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

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

electronic communications network;”.

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

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substituted “electronic communications apparatus”.

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

follows.

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

substituted “The Office of Communications”.

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

inserted—

                                     “The Communications Act 2003.”

Water Resources Act 1991

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

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

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

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

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

amended as follows.

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

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

electronic communications network;”.

 

 

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          (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.

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

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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.”

Land Drainage Act 1991

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  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 provision of an

electronic communications code network;”.

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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))—

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

expression “telecommunications code system”) there shall be

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substituted “electronic communications code”;

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

telecommunications code system”, wherever occurring, there shall

be substituted “an electronic communications code network”;

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

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be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”;

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

system”) there shall be substituted “network”.

Charities Act 1992

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

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

shall be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”.

Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992

  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

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communications network”.

Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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

amended as follows.

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

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

                                 “(vi)                                   the Office of Communications;”;

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

                                 “(v)                                   the Communications Act 2003;”.

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

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follows.

          (2)      In paragraph 1(1)—

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

“an electronic communications code operator”;

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

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“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—

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

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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

substituted “electronic communications code”.

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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.

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

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              (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

be substituted “an electronic communications code network”;

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              (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

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

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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

“electronic communications”;

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              (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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              (b)             in sub-paragraphs (6) and (7), for “or licenceholder” there shall be

substituted “or provider”;

              (c)             in sub-paragraph (6), for “running of the telecommunication system”

there shall be substituted “provision of the public electronic

communications network”.

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Railways Act 1993

  127     (1)      Section 145 of the Railways Act 1993 (c. 43) (general restrictions on

disclosure of information) be amended as follows.

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

                           “(iv)                             the Office of Communications,”.

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

                    “(qt)                      the Communications Act 2003;”.

Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993

  128     (1)      This paragraph applies to the following provisions of the Roads (Northern

Ireland) Order 1993 (S.I. 1993/3160 (N.I. 15))—

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              (a)             Article 12(2) (road bridges over railways);

              (b)             Article 70(2) (consultation on exercise of power to erect structure on

road);

              (c)             Article 72(2) (control of scaffolding on roads);

              (d)             Article 73(2) (restriction on placing rails etc. over roads);

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              (e)             Article 78(2) (excavations in a road);

              (f)             Article 79(2) (placing of apparatus in or under roads);

              (g)             Article 82(3) (excavations near a road);

              (h)             Article 83(2) (alteration of wall, fence or drain at the side of a road);

              (i)             Schedule 9 (savings for telecommunications apparatus).

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

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

telecommunications code system”, wherever occurring, there shall

be substituted “an electronic communications code network”;

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

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be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”;

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

expression “telecommunications code system”), there shall be

substituted “electronic communications code”;

 

 

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              (d)             for “that system”, “any such system” and “the system”, wherever

occurring, there shall be substituted, respectively, “that network”,

“any such network” and “the network”;

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

“the electronic communications code network”.

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Value Added Tax Act 1994

  129     (1)      The Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c. 23) shall be amended as follows.

          (2)      In section 33 (refunds of VAT in certain cases)—

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

                           “(j)                             the appointed news provider referred to in section

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276 of the Communications Act 2003; and”;

              (b)             in subsection (5), for “a nominated” there shall be substituted “an

appointed”.

          (3)      In Part 2 of Schedule 9 (exemptions), in Note (1) in Group 12 (fund-raising

events by charities etc.), for “a telecommunications system (within the

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

“an electronic communications network”.

Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

  130     (1)      Section 163 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33) (local

authority powers to provide closed-circuit television) shall be amended as

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follows.

          (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

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                           (ii)                         by an electronic communications network which is

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

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substituted “electronic communications network or electronic

communications service”.

          (4)      After subsection (3), there shall be inserted—

              “(3A)                For the purposes of subsection (1)(b)—

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

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same person is the occupier of all the premises; and

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

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

          (5)      In subsection (4), for the definition of “telecommunications system” there

shall be substituted—

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                                      “‘premises’ includes a vehicle; and

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

 

 

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Airports (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

  131      In Article 12 of the Airports (Northern Ireland) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/426

(N.I. 1)) (provisions as to telecommunications apparatus)—

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

be substituted “electronic communications apparatus”;

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

be substituted “the electronic communications code”;

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

shall be substituted “an electronic communications code network”;

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

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network”.

Merchant Shipping Act 1995

  132               In section 91(7) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (c. 21) (report of dangers

to navigation), in the definition of “controlled station for wireless

telegraphy”—

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              (a)             after “Secretary of State” there shall be inserted “or by the Office of

Communications”; and

              (b)             for “by him” there shall be substituted “by the Office of

Communications”.

Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

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  133     (1)      The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46) shall be amended as

follows.

          (2)      In section 302(9)(a) (interpretation), at the end there shall be inserted “nor an

offence to which Schedule 6 to the Communications Act 2003 (fixed

penalties for wireless telegraphy offences) applies.”

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          (3)      In Schedule 9 (certificates as to proof of certain routine matters), at the end

there shall be inserted—

 

 

 
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