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167 In Schedule 25, omit paragraph 42 (which made an amendment superseded
by this Act).

Office of Communications Act 2002

168 In paragraph 12(2) of the Schedule to the Office of Communications Act 2002
5(OFCOM’s annual report), omit the “and” at the end of paragraph (a) and
after that paragraph insert—

(aa) a report about OFCOM’s performance, during that year, of
their duty under section 28 of the Postal Services Act 2011
(duty to secure provision of universal postal service); and.

10Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003

169 In Schedule 2 to the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003, omit paragraph
19(r) (which made amendments superseded by this Act).

Water Act 2003

170 In Schedule 7 to the Water Act 2003, omit paragraph 33 (which made
15amendments superseded by this Act).

London Local Authorities Act 2004

171 In section 13(3) of the London Local Authorities Act 2004 (defacement of
buildings: protection of universal postal service providers)—

(a) for “the Postal Services Act 2000 (c. 26)2000 (c. 26)” substitute “Part 3 of the
20Postal Services Act 2011”, and

(b) for “section 86(4) of that Act” substitute “section 86(4) of the Postal
Services Act 2000”.

Gambling Act 2005

172 In Schedule 16 to the Gambling Act 2005, omit paragraph 15 (which made
25amendments superseded by this Act).

Railways Act 2005

173 In Schedule 12 to the Railways Act 2005, omit paragraph 15 (which made
amendments superseded by this Act).

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006

174 30In section 24(5) of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (functions
to which sections 21 and 22 apply), omit paragraph (d).

Consumer, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007

175 The Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007 is amended as follows.

176 In the following provisions (which relate to postal services in Northern
35Ireland), for “relevant postal services” substitute “postal services”—

177 (1) Section 15 (reference of matters to the Postal Services Commission) is
5amended as follows.

(2) For the heading substitute “Reference of postal matters to OFCOM”.

(3) In subsection (1)—

(a) in the opening words, for “the Postal Services Commission (“the
Commission”)” substitute “the Office of Communications
10(“OFCOM”)”, and

(b) in paragraph (a), for “a condition of a licence under Part 2 of the
Postal Services Act 2000” substitute “a regulatory condition imposed
under Part 3 of the Postal Services Act 2011”.

(4) In subsection (2), for “the Commission”, in both places, substitute
15OFCOM”.

178 In section 16(2) (investigations relating to public post offices), for “section
42(3)” substitute “section 125(1)”.

179 In section 24(9) (provision of information: definitions), in the definition of
“designated regulator”), for paragraph (b) substitute—

(b) 20the Office of Communications;.

180 (1) Section 25 (enforcement by regulator of section 24 notice) is amended as
follows.

(2) In subsection (3), in the table, for the entry relating to a person holding a
licence under Part 2 of the Postal Services Act 2000 substitute—

A postal operator. 25The Office of Communications.

(3) After subsection (6) insert—

(6A) An obligation imposed by virtue of subsection (5) on a postal
operator is enforceable by OFCOM under Schedule 7 to the Postal
Services Act 2011 (enforcement of regulatory requirements).

181 30In section 29(3)(b) (disclosure of information: application of Part 9 of the
Enterprise Act 2002), for “the Postal Services Act 2000” substitute “the Postal
Services Act 2011”.

182 (1) Section 41 (interpretation of Part 1) is amended as follows.

(2) At the appropriate place insert—

(3) In the definition of “postal services”, for “Postal Services Act 2000 (see
section 125(1) of that Act)” substitute “Part 3 of the Postal Services Act 2011
(see section 63 of that Act)”.

(4) 40Omit the definition of “relevant postal services”.

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183 In section 42 (interpretation of Part 2), omit the entry relating to a person
holding a licence under Part 2 of the Postal Services Act 2000.

184 (1) Section 45 (information with respect to compliance with complaints
handling standards) is amended as follows.

(2) 5After subsection (1) insert—

(1A) This section also applies in relation to standards for the handling of
complaints made about postal operators by users of their services
which are contained in consumer protection conditions imposed
under Part 3 of the Postal Services Act 2011.

(3) 10In subsection (2), after “providers” insert “or postal operators”.

185 In section 52, omit subsection (4) (which made amendments superseded by
this Act).

186 In section 60(10) (orders and regulations: meaning of “regulator”), omit
paragraph (b) (together with the “or” before it).

187 15In section 65 (extent), omit subsections (4) and (5).

188 Omit the following provisions (which made amendments superseded by
this Act)—

(a) paragraphs 30 and 31 of Schedule 1,

(b) paragraph 3 of Schedule 2,

(c) 20paragraph 3 of Schedule 5, and

(d) paragraphs 12 to 16 of Schedule 7.

Legal Services Act 2007

189 In paragraph 11(9) of Schedule 14 to the Legal Services Act 2007 (mail and
other forms of communication), for “section 125(1) of the Postal Services Act
252000 (c. 26)2000 (c. 26)” substitute “section 26 of the Postal Services Act 2011”.

London Local Authorities Act 2007

190 In section 75 of the London Local Authorities Act 2007 (mail forwarding
businesses), for subsection (11) substitute—

(11) Nothing in subsection (1) or (6) above shall apply to—

(a) 30a postal operator providing a service within the scope of the
universal postal service (within the meaning of Part 3 of the
Postal Services Act 2011), or

(b) a Post Office company (within the meaning of Part 1 of that
Act).

35Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008

191 (1) Section 73 of the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (functions
to which section 72 applies) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (2), for paragraph (d) (together with the “and” at the end of it)
substitute—

(d) 40the Office of Communications in relation to postal services,
and.

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(3) After subsection (10) insert—

(10A) In subsection (2)(d) “postal services” has the same meaning as in Part
3 of the Postal Services Act 2011.

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