Postal and Telecommunications Services Act, 1983

Transitional provisions as to regulations under Post Office Acts, 1908 to 1969.

72.—(1) Regulations in force immediately before the vesting day under the Post Office Acts, 1908 to 1969, and not revoked by a scheme made under section 70 or by any provision of this Act shall, with the substitution for references to the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs, the Department of Posts and Telegraphs and the Post Office of references to the company, unless otherwise provided in the Third or Fourth Schedule , have effect on and after the vesting day as if they were provisions of schemes made under section 70 .

(2) A certificate purporting to be signed by an officer of the company that charges fixed by the Minister under regulations to which subsection (1) relates applied on a specified date shall be prima facie evidence of the matters so certified.

(3) (a) If an agreement or licence in force immediately before the vesting day contains a reference to a provision in any regulation to which subsection (1) relates and that provision is revoked under section 70 during the currency of the agreement or licence, the reference shall be taken as referring to the corresponding provision (if any) of a scheme under that section.

(b) Any reference in such an agreement or licence to a provision in a regulation relating to limitation of liability shall continue to be read as if that provision were still in force.