1997 No. 926
The Public Telecommunication System Designation (Torch Communications Ltd) Order 1997
17th March 1997
Laid before Parliament
19th March 1997
Coming into force
17th April 1997
Whereas the Secretary of State has granted to Torch Communications Ltd on 18th December 1996 a licence (“the Licence”) under section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984(1) (“the Act”), to which section 8 of the Act applies, for the running of the telecommunication systems specified in the Licence (“the Applicable Systems”):
Now, therefore, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 9 of the Act, hereby makes the following Order:—
1. This Order may be cited as the Public Telecommunication System Designation (Torch Communications Ltd) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 17th April 1997.
2. Each of the Applicable Systems is hereby designated as a public telecommunication system.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science and Technology,
Department of Trade and Industry
17th March 1997
(This note is not part of the Order)
The Secretary of State granted to Torch Communications Ltd on 18th December 1996 a licence under section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 to run the telecommunication systems specified in the licence in the United Kingdom. A copy of the licence was laid before Parliament on 19th March 1997. This Order designates those telecommunication systems as public telecommunication systems. Consequently, by virtue of section 9(3) of that Act, Torch Communications Ltd will be a public telecommunications operator in respect of the telecommunication systems run under that licence when this Order comes into force on 17th April 1997.
A copy of the licence may be obtained from the Office of Telecommunications, 50 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7JJ.
1984 c. 12.