Telegraph Act 1868

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Telegraph Act 1868
Long titleAn Act to enable Her Majesty's Postmaster General to acquire, work and maintain Electric Telegraphs.
Citation31 & 32 Vict. c.110
Other legislation
Repealed byTelecommunications Act 1984, SI 2001/1149
Status: Amended
Text of the Telegraph Act 1868 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from

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It has been effectively repealed (only s.1, providing the short title remains in force).

It was one of Post Office Acts 1837 to 1895.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Short Titles Act 1896, section 2(1) and Schedule 2