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Acts of Parliament relating to the Post Office:
King George VI 1936-52

In the listing below, hyperlinks, where given, are to the copy of the text on this site (if there is one yet). If the link has a after it, only the relevant part(s) of the Act are quoted. For an explanation of the referencing conventions for Acts as used below see this short guide.


(13th June 1940)Post Office and Telegraph Act 1940

3 & 4 Geo 6 c.25
An Act to amend the law with respect to the postage rates for newspapers, the rates for press telegrams, and charges under telegraph contracts, to enable special terms, conditions and rates to be prescribed for certain telegrams, and to enable certain contracts for publications at rates including portage to be determined.

(31st July 1947)Crown Proceedings Act 1947

10 & 11 Geo 6 c.44
An Act to amend the law relating to the civil liabilities and rights of the Crown and to civil proceedings by and against the Crown, to amend the law relating to the civil liabilities of persons other than the Crown in certain cases involving the affairs or property of the Crown, and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

(6th August 1947)Transport Act 1947

10 & 11 Geo 6 c.49
An Act to provide for the establishment of a British Transport Commission concerned with transport and certain other related matters, to specify their powers and duties, to provide for the transfer to them of undertakings, parts of undertakings, property, rights, obligations and liabilities, to amend the law relating to transport, inland waterways, harbours and port facilities, to make certain consequential provision as to income tax, to make provision as to pensions and gratuities in the case of certain persons who become officers of the Minister of Transport, and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

One sub-clause (section 65, subsection 2) of this long Act refers back to the Conveyance of Mails Act 1893

(30th July 1949)Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949

12, 13 & 14 Geo 6 c.54
An Act to amend the law relating to wireless telegraphy.