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Telegraph Act 1868
UK Government Coat of Arms
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Long title: An Act to enable Her Majesty's Postmaster General to acquire, work and maintain Electric Telegraphs.
Statute book chapter: 31 & 32 Vict. c.110
Other legislation
Repealing legislation: Telecommunications Act 1984, SI 2001/1149
Status: Substantially amended
Official text of the statute as amended and in force today 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It has been effectively repealed (only s.1, providing the short title remains in force).

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