Telegraph Act 1868
|Long title||An Act to enable Her Majesty's Postmaster General to acquire, work and maintain Electric Telegraphs.|
|Chapter||31 & 32 Vict. c.110|
|Repealing legislation||Telecommunications Act 1984, SI 2001/1149|
|Text of the Telegraph Act 1868 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database|
The Telegraph Act 1868 (31 & 32 Vict. c.110) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (as it then was). It paved the way for the British state to take over telegraph companies and/or their operations.
It has been effectively repealed (only s.1, providing the short title remains in force).
- Post Office (United Kingdom)
- Telegraph Act
- UK public service law
- Attorney General v Edison Telephone Co of London Ltd (1880–81) LR 6 QBD 244
- Terramedia UK media law - accessed 6 March 2009
- The Short Titles Act 1896, section 2(1) and Schedule 2
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