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  1. Part 1

    Restructuring of Royal Mail group

    1. Removal of existing statutory restrictions on ownership

      1. 1. Removal of restrictions on ownership of Royal Mail Holdings plc etc

    2. Ownership of the Royal Mail

      1. 2. Report on decision to dispose of shares in a Royal Mail company etc

      2. 3. Employee share scheme

    3. Ownership of the Post Office

      1. 4. Restrictions on issue and transfer of shares and share rights in a Post Office
        company etc

      2. 5. Report on transfer of interest in a Post Office company to a relevant mutual

      3. 6. Meaning of “Post Office company”

      4. 7. Meaning of “relevant mutual”

    4. Transfer of property etc

      1. 8. Transfer schemes

      2. 9. Transfer of employees otherwise than under transfer scheme

      3. 10. Taxation provisions relating to re-structuring

    5. Supplementary provisions

      1. 11. Annual report on post office network

      2. 12. Directions

    6. Interpretation

      1. 13. Ownership of companies

      2. 14. Part 1: general interpretation

  2. Part 2

    Royal Mail Pension Plan

    1. Introduction

      1. 15. Introduction

    2. Powers exercisable

      1. 16. Transfer of qualifying accrued rights to new public scheme

      2. 17. Division of the RMPP into different sections

      3. 18. Amendments of the RMPP

      4. 19. Protection against adverse treatment

      5. 20. Transfer of assets of the RMPP

      6. 21. Restriction on power to transfer assets

    3. Supplementary provisions

      1. 22. Taxation

      2. 23. Information

      3. 24. Orders and regulations

      4. 25. Interpretation of Part 2

  3. Part 3

    Regulation of postal services

    1. Postal services

      1. 26. Postal services, postal packets and postal operators

      2. 27. General authorisation to provide postal services

    2. The universal postal service

      1. 28. Duty to secure provision of universal postal service

      2. 29. The universal postal service

      3. 30. Minimum requirements

      4. 31. Section 30: definitions

      5. 32. Exceptions to minimum requirements

      6. 33. Review of minimum requirements

    3. Universal service providers

      1. 34. Designation of universal service providers

      2. 35. Designated USP conditions

      3. 36. Publication of information about performance

      4. 37. USP access conditions

      5. 38. USP accounting conditions

    4. Persons providing services within scope of universal postal service

      1. 39. Services within scope of the universal postal service

      2. 40. General universal service conditions

      3. 41. Recovery of administrative charges incurred by OFCOM

    5. Financial support for universal postal service

      1. 42. Review of costs of universal service obligations

      2. 43. Fairness of bearing burden of universal service obligations

      3. 44. Contributions for meeting burden

      4. 45. Report on sharing mechanism

    6. Postal operators generally

      1. 46. Notification by postal operators

      2. 47. Essential conditions

      3. 48. General access conditions

      4. 49. Consumer protection conditions

      5. 50. Provision that may be made by consumer protection conditions

    7. General provisions

      1. 51. Imposition, modification or revocation of regulatory conditions

      2. 52. Enforcement of regulatory requirements

      3. 53. Information

      4. 54. General restriction on disclosure of information

    8. Appeals

      1. 55. Decisions by OFCOM to impose regulatory conditions, penalties etc

      2. 56. Appeals from the CAT

      3. 57. Price control decisions

      4. 58. Section 57: supplementary

    9. Supplementary and consequential provisions

      1. 59. Duties in relation to social and environmental matters

      2. 60. UK postage stamps bearing image of Her Majesty

      3. 61. Orders, schemes and regulations made by OFCOM

      4. 62. Abolition of Postal Services Commission etc

      5. 63. Interpretation of Part 3 etc

      6. 64. Transitional provisions for Part 3

      7. 65. Review of Part 3

  4. Part 4

    Special administration regime

    1. Postal administration orders

      1. 66. Postal administration orders

      2. 67. Objective of a postal administration

      3. 68. Applications for postal administration orders

      4. 69. Powers of court

      5. 70. Postal administrators

      6. 71. Conduct of administration, transfer schemes etc

    2. Restrictions on other insolvency procedures

      1. 72. Winding-up orders

      2. 73. Voluntary winding up

      3. 74. Making of ordinary administration orders

      4. 75. Administrator appointments by creditors etc

      5. 76. Enforcement of security

    3. Financial support for companies in administration

      1. 77. Grants and loans

      2. 78. Indemnities

      3. 79. Guarantees where postal administration order is made

    4. Modifications of regulatory conditions etc

      1. 80. Regulatory powers exercisable during postal administration

      2. 81. Regulatory conditions to secure funding of postal administration order

    5. Supplementary provisions

      1. 82. Modification of Part 4 under Enterprise Act 2002

      2. 83. Interpretation of Part 4

      3. 84. Partnerships

      4. 85. Northern Ireland

      5. 86. Review of Part 4

  5. Part 5

    General

    1. 87. Orders and regulations made by Ministers of Crown

    2. 88. Minor definitions

    3. 89. Minor and consequential amendments

    4. 90. Financial provisions

    5. 91. Short title, commencement and extent

    1. Schedule 1

      Transfer schemes

    2. Schedule 2

      Taxation provisions relating to re-structuring etc

    3. Schedule 3

      Further provision about access conditions

      1. Part 1

        Provision that may be made by access conditions

      2. Part 2

        Resolution of access disputes by OFCOM

    4. Schedule 4

      Recovery of administrative charges incurred by OFCOM

    5. Schedule 5

      Approval of redress schemes

    6. Schedule 6

      Imposition, modification or revocation of regulatory
      conditions

    7. Schedule 7

      Enforcement of regulatory requirements

    8. Schedule 8

      Information provisions

      1. Part 1

        Requirements to provide information to OFCOM

      2. Part 2

        Enforcement

      3. Part 3

        Supplementary provisions

    9. Schedule 9

      Transitional provisions for Part 3

    10. Schedule 10

      Conduct of postal administration

      1. Part 1

        Modifications of Schedule B1 to 1986 Act

      2. Part 2

        Further modifications of Schedule B1 to 1986 Act: foreign
        companies

      3. Part 3

        Other modifications

    11. Schedule 11

      Postal transfer schemes

    12. Schedule 12

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. Part 1

        Postal Services Act 2000

      2. Part 2

        Communications Act 2003

      3. Part 3

        Other enactments

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