The Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1998

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Published: 1998-06-28

This Statutory Instrument has been amended by S.I. 1998/1703 which is printed herein as pages 5 and 6 and is being issued free of charge to all known recipients of S.I. 1998/1567.
Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 1567

TELEGRAPHS
The Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1998

Made
28th June 1998

Laid before Parliament
29th June 1998

Coming into force
20th July 1998

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on her by section 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998(1) and of all other powers enabling her in that behalf, and having regard to the matters specified in section 2(2) of that Act, hereby makes the following Regulations–

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1998 and shall come into force on 20th July 1998.

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

(a)in regulation 3(1), there shall be inserted the following definition–

““system” means the wireless telegraphy component of a telecommunication system as defined in section 4(1) of the Telecommunications Act 1984(3);”;

(b)in regulation 5(3), the following paragraph shall be inserted into the list of classes in relation to the definition of “relevant licence”–

“(b)On-Site Private Business Radio;”;

(c)in the category headed “Private Business Radio” in Schedule 4, there shall be inserted the provisions set out in Part I of the Schedule hereto relating to the On-Site Private Business Radio Licence; and

(d)for the provisions in the category headed “Public Telecommunications Networks” relating to the Public Mobile Operator Licence for cellular radiotelephones and digital cellular PCN radiotelephones in Schedule 4, there shall be substituted the provisions set out in Part II of the Schedule.

Barbara Roche
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Small Firms, Trade and Industry,
Department of Trade and Industry
28th June1998

Regulation 2
SCHEDULE

PART I

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

The prescribed time: Interval of time for payment

Fixed Sums
Variable sums

On-Site Private Business Radio

£100 per system per site
Yearly

PART II

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

The prescribed time: Interval of time for payment

Fixed Sums
Variable sums

872.0–888.0 MHz

890.0–905.0 MHz

905.0–915.0 MHz

917.0–933.0 MHz

935.0–950.0 MHz

950.0–960.0 MHz

1710.0–1721.7 MHz

1805.0–1816.7 MHz

(for cellular radiotelephones)

For each 25 kHz (analogue) duplex channel—£3,960, and for each 200 kHz (digital) duplex channel—£31,680
Yearly

1721.7–1785.0 MHz

1816.7–1880.0 MHz

(for digital cellular PCN radiotelephones)

For each 200 kHz (digital) duplex channel:

until the sixth anniversary of the issue of the licence—£23,760

on the sixth anniversary of the issue of the licence—£27,720

on the seventh and each subsequent anniversary of the issue of the licence—£31,680

Yearly

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/1331), as amended by the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/1464), the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/1006), the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/1885) and the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/460).
These Regulations increase the fees payable in respect of the Public Mobile Operator Licence for cellular radiotelephones and digital cellular PCN radiotelephones. They also introduce a new licence class—On-Site Private Business Radio—for which the fee payable is charged by reference to the number of systems (as defined in regulation 2(a)) for each site. In addition, provision is made for such licence class to have the benefit of the 50 per cent fee discount available to safety of life charities under regulation 5 of the 1995 Regulations as amended (regulation 2(b)). In relation to these amendments, fees are charged in accordance with section 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998 (c. 6) having regard to the matters specified in section 2(2) of that Act.
A full compliance cost assessment report of the effect that these Regulations would have on the costs of business is available to the public from the Radiocommunications Agency Library at New King’s Beam House, 22 Upper Ground, London SE1 9SA (Tel: 0171–211 0211).


(1)
1998 c. 6.

(2)
S.I. 1995/1331, as amended by S.I. 1996/1464, S.I. 1997/1006, S.I. 1997/1885 and S.I. 1998/460.

(3)
1984 c. 12.
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