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Notices of Amendments: 11 October 2016                  

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References to the code or provisions of the code

 

2    (1)  

In any enactment passed or made before the commencement date, unless the

 

context requires otherwise—

 

(a)    

a reference to the existing code is to be read as a reference to the new

 

code;

 

(b)    

a reference to a provision of the existing code listed in column 1 of the

 

table is to be read as a reference to the provision of the new code in the

 

corresponding entry in column 2.

 

      (2)  

This paragraph does not affect the amendments made by Part 2 of this

 

Schedule or the power to make amendments by regulations under section 6.

 

      (3)  

This paragraph does not affect section 17(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978

 

(effect of repeal and re-enactment) in relation to any reference to a provision

 

of the existing code not listed in the table.

 

Existing code

New code

 
 

Paragraph 9

Part 8

 
 

Paragraph 21

Part 6

 
 

Paragraph 23

Part 10

 
 

Paragraph 29

Paragraph 17

 
 

References to a conduit system

 

3          

In any enactment passed or made before the commencement date, unless the

 

context requires otherwise—

 

(a)    

a reference to a conduit system, where it is defined by reference to the

 

existing code, is to be read as a reference to an infrastructure system

 

as defined by paragraph 7(1) of the new code, and;

 

(b)    

a reference to provision of such a system is to be read in accordance

 

with paragraph 7(2) of the new code (reference to provision includes

 

establishing or maintaining).

 

Part 2

 

Amendments of particular enactments

 

Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (c. 56)

 

4          

In section 43 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (tenancies to which

 

provisions on security of tenure for business etc tenants do not apply) after

 

subsection (3) insert—

 

“(4)    

This Part does not apply to a tenancy—

 

(a)    

the primary purpose of which is to grant code rights within the

 

meaning of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003

 

(the electronic communications code), and

 

(b)    

which is granted after that Schedule comes into force.””


 
 

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Opencast Coal Act 1958 (c. 69)

 

5    (1)  

Section 45 of the Opencast Coal Act 1958 (provisions as to telegraphic lines)

 

is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (2) for “paragraph 23 of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code)”.

 

      (3)  

In section (4) for “Paragraph 1(2) of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Paragraph 103(2) of the electronic communications code”.

 

Land Drainage (Scotland) Act 1958 (c. 24)

 

6          

In section 17 of the Land Drainage Act (Scotland) Act 1958 (application of

 

paragraph 23 of the code) for “Paragraph 23 of the electronic communications

 

code” substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code)”.

 

Pipe-lines Act 1962 (c. 58)

 

7          

In section 40(2) of the Pipe-lines Act 1962 (avoidance of interference with

 

lines) for “Paragraph 23 of the electronic communications code” substitute

 

“Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the electronic

 

communications code)”.

 

Harbours Act 1964 (c. 40)

 

8          

In section 53 of the Harbours Act 1964 (application of paragraph 23 of the

 

code) for “Paragraph 23 of the electronic communications code” substitute

 

“Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the electronic

 

communications code)”.

 

Fair Trading Act 1973 (c. 41)

 

9          

In section 137(3)(f) of the Fair Trading Act 1973 (general interpretation:

 

services covered) for “paragraph 29 of Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications

 

Act 1984” substitute “paragraph 17 of Schedule 3A to the Communications

 

Act 2003 (the electronic communications code)”.

 

Highways Act 1980 (c. 66)

 

10         

The Highways Act 1980 is amended as follows.

 

11         

In section 177(12) (restriction of construction over highways: application of

 

paragraph 23 of code) for “paragraph 23 of the electronic communications

 

code” substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code)”.

 

12  (1)  

Section 334 (savings relating to electronic communications apparatus) is

 

amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (8) for “Paragraph 23 of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code)”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (9) for “the said paragraph 23” substitute “Part 10 of the

 

electronic communications code”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (11)—

 

(a)    

for “Sub-paragraph (8) of paragraph 23” substitute “Paragraph 68”;

 

(b)    

for “that paragraph” substitute “Part 10 of the code”.

 

      (5)  

In subsection (12) for “1(2)” “substitute “103(2)”.


 
 

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      (6)  

In subsection (13) for “Paragraph 21 of the electronic communications code

 

(restriction on removal of electronic communications apparatus)” substitute

 

“Part 6 of the electronic communications code (rights to require removal of

 

electronic communications apparatus)”.

 

Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54)

 

13         

The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 is amended as follows.

 

14  (1)  

Section 50 (planting of trees etc by roads authority) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (3) for “Paragraph 23 of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code)”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (4)—

 

(a)    

for “sub-paragraph (8) of paragraph 23” substitute “Paragraph 68”

 

(b)    

for “that paragraph” substitute “Part 10 of the code”.

 

15  (1)  

Section 75 (bridges over and tunnels under navigable waterways) is amended

 

as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (9) for “Paragraph 23 of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code)”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (10)—

 

(a)    

for “sub-paragraph (8) of paragraph 23” substitute “paragraph 68”

 

(b)    

for “that paragraph” substitute “Part 10 of the code”.

 

16  (1)  

Section 132 (saving for operators of telecommunications code systems) is

 

amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In the heading for “telecommunications code systems” substitute “electronic

 

communications code networks”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (4) for “paragraph 1(2) of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “paragraph 103(2) of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003

 

(the electronic communications code)”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (5) for “Paragraph 21 of the electronic communications code

 

(restriction on removal of electronic communications apparatus)” substitute

 

“Part 6 of the electronic communications code (rights to require removal of

 

electronic communications apparatus)”.

 

Housing Act 1985 (c. 68)

 

17         

Section 298 of the Housing Act 1985 (telecommunications apparatus) is

 

amended as follows.

 

18         

For the heading substitute “Electronic communications apparatus”.

 

19         

In subsection (2) for “paragraph 21 of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Part 6 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code)”.

 

20         

In subsection (3) for “paragraph 23” substitute “Part 10”.

 

Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 (c. 48)

 

21         

The Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 is amended as follows.

 

22         

In section 8A (electronic communications apparatus: operations in tidal waters

 

etc) for the words from “paragraph 11” to “1984” substitute “Part 9 of

 

Schedule 3A of the Communications Act 2003 (the electronic communications

 

code)”.


 
 

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23         

In section 9(8) (defence to operating without licence under Part 2)—

 

(a)    

for “paragraph 23 of the electronic communications code” substitute

 

“Part 10 of Schedule 3A of the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code)”;

 

(b)    

omit the words from “In this subsection” to the end.

 

Airports Act 1986 (c. 31)

 

24         

The Airports Act 1986 is amended as follows.

 

25  (1)  

Section 62 (electronic communications apparatus) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1) for “Paragraph 23 of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A of the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code)”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (4) for “Paragraph 23” substitute “Part 10”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (5)—

 

(a)    

for “Sub-paragraph (8) of paragraph 23” substitute “Paragraph 68”;

 

(b)    

for “that paragraph” substitute “Part 10 of the code”.

 

      (5)  

In subsection (6) for “1(2)” substitute “103(2)”

 

      (6)  

In subsection (7) for “Paragraph 21 of the electronic communications code

 

(restriction on removal of apparatus)” substitute “Part 6 of the electronic

 

communications code (rights to require removal of apparatus)”.

 

Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (c. 31)

 

26         

In section 4(2) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (disposals which are not

 

relevant disposals for purposes of tenants’ right of first refusal) after paragraph

 

(da) insert—

 

“(db)    

the conferral of a code right under Schedule 3A to the

 

Communications Act 2003 (the electronic communications

 

code);”.

 

Road Traffic (Driver Licensing and Information Systems) Act 1989 (c. 22)

 

27         

In paragraph 4 of Schedule 4 to the Road Traffic (Driver Licensing and

 

Information Systems) Act 1989 (application of paragraph 23 of code to licence

 

holders) for “Paragraph 23 of Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act

 

1984” substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003

 

(the electronic communications code)”.

 

Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29)

 

28         

In paragraph 1(6) of Schedule 16 to the Electricity Act 1989 (application of

 

paragraph 23) for “Paragraph 23 of Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act

 

1984” substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003

 

(the electronic communications code)”.

 

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8)

 

29  (1)  

Section 256 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (electronic

 

communications apparatus: orders by the Secretary of State) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (5) for “Paragraph 1(2) of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Paragraph 103(2) of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003

 

(the electronic communications code)”.


 
 

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      (3)  

In subsection (6) for “Paragraph 21 of the electronic communications code

 

(restriction on removal of electronic communications apparatus)” substitute

 

“Part 6 of the electronic communications code (rights to require removal of

 

electronic communications apparatus)”.

 

Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56)

 

30         

In paragraph 4 of Schedule 13 to the Water Industry Act 1991—

 

(a)    

for “paragraph 23” substitute “Part 10”;

 

(b)    

for “Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act 1984” substitute

 

“Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003”;

 

(c)    

in the heading, for “telecommunication systems” substitute

 

“electronic communications networks”.

 

Water Resources Act 1991 (c. 57)

 

31         

In Schedule 22 to the Water Resources Act 1991 (protection of particular

 

undertakings)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph 5 for “Paragraph 23 of Schedule 2 to the

 

Telecommunications Act 1984” substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to

 

the Communications Act 2003 (the electronic communications

 

code)”;

 

(b)    

for the italic heading before paragraph 5 substitute “Protection for

 

electronic communications networks”.

 

Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (S.I. 1992/231)

 

32         

In paragraph 3(2) of Schedule 4 to the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order

 

1992 (application of paragraph 23) for “paragraph 23 of the electronic

 

communications code” substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the

 

Communications Act 2003 (the electronic communications code)”.

 

Cardiff Bay Barrage Act 1993 (c. 42)

 

33         

In paragraph 16 of Schedule 2 to the Cardiff Bay Barrage Act 1993

 

(application of paragraph 23) for “Paragraph 23 of Schedule 2 to the

 

Telecommunications Act 1984” substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the

 

Communications Act 2003 (the electronic communications code)”.

 

Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (S.I. 1993/3160)

 

34  (1)  

Schedule 9 to the Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (saving provisions) is

 

amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In paragraph 2(2) for “Paragraph 1(2) of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Paragraph 103(2) of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003

 

(the electronic communications code)”.

 

      (3)  

In paragraph 2(3) for “Paragraph 21 of the electronic communications code

 

(restrictions on removal of apparatus)” substitute “Part 6 of the electronic

 

communications code (rights to require removal of apparatus)”.

 

      (4)  

In paragraph 3 for “Paragraph 23” substitute “Part 10”.

 

Airports (Northern Ireland) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/426)

 

35  (1)  

Article 12 of the Airports (Northern Ireland) Order 1994 (provisions as to

 

electronic communications apparatus) is amended as follows.


 
 

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      (2)  

In paragraph (1) for “Paragraph 23 of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code)”.

 

      (3)  

In paragraph (3A) for “Paragraph 23” substitute “Part 10”.

 

      (4)  

In paragraph (4)—

 

(a)    

for “Sub-paragraph (8) of paragraph 23” substitute “Paragraph 68”;

 

(b)    

for “that paragraph” substitute “Part 10 of the code”.

 

      (5)  

In paragraph (5) for “1(2)” substitute “103(2)”.

 

      (6)  

In paragraph (6) for “Paragraph 21 of the electronic communications code

 

(restriction on removal of apparatus)” substitute “Part 6 of the electronic

 

communications code (rights to require removal of apparatus)”.

 

      (7)  

Omit paragraph (7).

 

Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 (c. 30)

 

36         

In section 5 of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 (tenant released

 

from covenants on assignment of tenancy), after subsection (4) insert—

 

“(5)    

This section is subject to paragraph 15(4) of Schedule 3A to the

 

Communications Act 2003 (which places conditions on the release of

 

an operator from liability under an agreement granting code rights

 

under the electronic communications code).”

 

Gas Act 1995 (c. 45)

 

37         

In paragraph 2(7) of Schedule 4 to the Gas Act 1995 (application of paragraph

 

23 to public gas transporters) for “Paragraph 23 of Schedule 2 to the

 

Telecommunications Act 1984” substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the

 

Communications Act 2003 (the electronic communications code)”.

 

Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996 (c. 61)

 

38  (1)  

Part 4 of Schedule 15 to the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996 (protection of

 

telecommunications operators) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

For the heading substitute “Protection of electronic communications code

 

operators”.

 

      (3)  

In paragraph 2(1) for “Paragraph 21 of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Part 6 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code)”.

 

      (4)  

In paragraph 2(2) for “Paragraph 23” substitute “Part 10”.

 

      (5)  

In paragraph 3 for “paragraph 9” substitute “Part 8”.

 

      (6)  

In paragraph 4(1) for “paragraph 23” substitute “Part 10”.

 

Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/275)

 

39  (1)  

Schedule 3 to the Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (other powers etc of

 

licence holders) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In paragraph 1(1) omit the following definitions—

 

(a)    

“public telecommunications operator”;

 

(b)    

“telecommunication apparatus” and “electronic communications

 

network”;

 

(c)    

“telecommunications code”.


 
 

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      (3)  

In paragraph 3(2) for “paragraph 23 of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Part 10 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code)”.

 

Business Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (SI 1996/725 (NI 5))

 

40         

In Article 4(1) of the Business Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

 

(tenancies to which the Order does not apply) after paragraph (k) insert—

 

“(l)    

a tenancy the primary purpose of which is to grant code rights

 

within the meaning of Schedule 3A to the Communications

 

Act 2003 (the electronic communications code), where the

 

tenancy is granted after that Schedule comes into force.”

 

Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (c. 8)

 

41  (1)  

Section 212 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997

 

(electronic communications apparatus) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (7) for “Paragraph 1(2) of the electronic communications code”

 

substitute “Paragraph 103(2) of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003

 

(the electronic communications code)”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (8) for “Paragraph 21 of the electronic communications code

 

(restriction on removal of electronic communications apparatus)” substitute

 

“Part 6 of the electronic communications code (rights to require removal of

 

apparatus)”.

 

Enterprise Act 2002 (c. 40)

 

42         

The Enterprise Act 2002 is amended as follows.

 

43         

In section 128(5) (mergers: references to supply of services) for the words

 

from “(within” to the end substitute “(within the meaning of paragraph 17 of

 

Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the electronic communications

 

code)) for sharing the use of electronic communications apparatus.”

 

44         

In section 234(5) (enforcement of consumer legislation: references to supply

 

of services) for the words from “(within” to the end substitute “(within the

 

meaning of paragraph 17 of Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003 (the

 

electronic communications code)) for sharing the use of electronic

 

communications apparatus.”

 

Communications Act 2003 (c. 21)

 

45         

The Communications Act 2003 is amended as follows.

 

46  (1)  

Section 394 (service of notifications and other documents) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (2) omit paragraph (d).

 

      (3)  

After subsection (10) insert—

 

“(11)    

In its application to Schedule 3A this section is subject to paragraph

 

87 of that Schedule.”

 

47  (1)  

Section 402 (power of Secretary of State to make orders and regulations) is

 

amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (2) after paragraph (a) insert—

 

“(aa)    

regulations under paragraph 91 of Schedule 3A which amend,

 

repeal or modify the application of primary legislation,”.


 
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