The Postal Privilege (Suspension) Order 1999 (Revocation) Order 1999

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Published: 1999-10-19

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Statutory Instruments
1999 No. 2863

The Postal Privilege (Suspension) Order 1999 (Revocation) Order 1999

19th October 1999

Laid before Parliament
20th October 1999

Coming into force
1st December 1999

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the power conferred on him by section 69 of the British Telecommunications Act 1981(1) and after consultation with the Post Office, hereby makes the following Order:–

1.  This Order may be cited as the Postal Privilege (Suspension) Order 1999 (Revocation) Order 1999 and shall come into force on 1st December 1999.

2.  The Postal Privilege (Suspension) Order 1999(2) is hereby revoked.

Alan Johnson
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Competitiveness,
Department of Trade and Industry
19th October 1999

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order revokes the Postal Privilege (Suspension) Order 1999 which would have suspended, with effect from 1st April 2000, the exclusive privilege of the Post Office with respect to the conveyance of letters in the case of letters costing more than 50p or weighing more than 150 grams. Consequently it preserves the Postal Privilege (Suspension) Order 1981 (as amended by the Postal Services Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2107)) which suspends the privilege until the end of the year 2006 for letters weighing not less than 350 grams or costing not less than £1 so permitting persons other than the Post Office to convey such letters.

1981 c. 38.

S.I. 1999/1933.