|Long title||An Act to establish a public corporation to be called British Telecommunications; to make provision with respect to its functions and to transfer to it certain property, rights and liabilities of the Post Office; to make further provision with respect to the Post Office; to provide for dealings by the Treasury in the shares of Cable and Wireless Limited; to amend the Telegraph Acts; and for connected purposes.|
|Introduced by||Keith Joseph|
|Territorial extent||United Kingdom|
|Royal assent||27 July 1981|
|Commencement||1 October 1981|
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
The British Telecommunications Act 1981 (1981 c.38) is an act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that transferred the state-owned telephone network from the Post office to a new statutory corporation, British Telecommunications, branded as "British Telecom".