The Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-06-04

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 1464

TELEGRAPHS
The Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 1996

Made
4th June 1996

Laid before Parliament
6th June 1996

Coming into force
1st July 1996

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(1) of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949(1), and now vested in him(2), the power conferred on him by article 8 of the Department of Trade and Industry (Fees) Order 1988(3), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby, with the consent of the Treasury, makes the following Regulations:

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 1st July 1996.

2.  The Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Regulations) 1995(4) are hereby amended as follows:

(a)for the table in Schedule 3, there shall be substituted the table set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations; and

(b)for the provisions in Schedule 4 relating to the category headed “Public Mobile Radio”, there shall be substituted the provisions relating to the category headed “Public Mobile Communications” set out in Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

Ian Taylor,
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Technology,
Department of Trade and Industry
31st May 1996

We consent to these Regulations

Derek Conway,
Bowen Wells,
Two of the Lord Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
4th June 1996

Regulation 2(a)

SCHEDULE 1Fee Scale for Public Mobile Communications Licences

Fee applicable to Channel widths

5/6.25 kHz

12.5 kHz
25 kHz
200 kHz

Tier
£
£
£
£

1
225
450
900
7200

2
280
565
1125
9000

3
340
675
1350
10800

4
395
790
1575
12600

5
450
900
1800
14400

6
900
1800
3600


7
1350
2700
5400


Regulation 2(b)
SCHEDULE 2

The prescribed sum in respect of the issue or renewal of the licence and in respect of the prescribed time:
The prescribed time:

Class of licence
Fixed sums
Variable sums
Interval of time for payment

Public Mobile Communications

Common Base Station Operator

For each channel designated for use within the defined coverage area of the licensed common base station service
tier 3

Yearly

Public Mobile Operator

105–170 MHz

450–470 MHz

(for public wide area paging)

For each national channel
tier 7

Yearly

For each regional channel subject to a maximum of tier 7 where the channel is licensed to the same licensee in more than one location
tier 6

105–165 MHz

174–208 MHz

420–470 MHz

(for public mobile data, non-voice only operation)

For each channel
tier 6

Yearly

174–208 MHz

410–430 MHz

(for public access mobile radio)

For each national channel
tier 6

Yearly

For each regional channel subject to a maximum of tier 6 where the channel is licensed to the same licensee in more than one location:

until the second anniversary of the issue of the licence

tier 3

on the second and each subsequent anniversary of the issue of the licence

tier 4

872.0–888.0 MHz

890.0–905.0 MHz

917.0–933.0 MHz

935.0–950.0 MHz

(for cellular radiotelephones)

For each channel
tier 5

Yearly

905.0–915.0 MHz

950.0–960.0 MHz

(for digital cellular radiotelephones)

For each channel:

Yearly

until the fifth anniversary of the issue of the licence

tier 3

on the fifth and each subsequent anniversary of the issue of the licence

tier 5

1710.0–1785.0 MHz

1805.0–1880.0 MHz

(for digital cellular PCN radiotelephones)

For each channel:

Yearly

until the fourth anniversary of the issue of the licence

tier 1

on the fourth anniversary of the issue of the licence

tier 2

on the fifth anniversary of the issue of the licence

tier 3

on the sixth anniversary of the issue of the licence

tier 4

on the seventh and each subsequent anniversary of the issue of the licence

tier 5

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/1331) by varying the fees payable in relation to wireless telegraphy licences granted under section 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 (c. 54) in the category headed Public Mobile Communications (formerly Public Mobile Radio).


(1)
1949 c. 54; section 2 was extended to the Channel Islands by S.I. 1952/1900, amended by S.I. 1967/1279 and S.I. 1969/1369, and to the Isle of Man by S.I. 1952/1899; there are amendments to section 2 not relevant to these Regulations.

(2)
Post Office Act 1969 (c. 48), section 3; S.I. 1969/1369, article 3; S.I. 1969/1371, article 2; S.I. 1974/691, article 2.

(3)
S.I. 1988/93, which was made under section 102 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 1987 (c. 51).

(4)
S.I. 1995/1331.
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