S.I. No. 507/2003 - Wireless Telegraphy (Uhf Television Programme Retransmission)(Amendment) Regulations 2003


The Commission for Communications Regulation, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 6 (1) of the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926 (No. 45 of 1926), transferred by section 4 of the Telecommunications (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1996 (No. 34 of 1996), and by section 9 (1) of the Communications Regulation Act, 2002 (No. 20 of 2002), and with the consent of the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, pursuant to section 37 of the Communications Regulation Act, 2002 , and the Communications, Energy and Geological Survey of Ireland (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 2002 (No. 300 of 2002) as adapted by the Marine and Natural Resources (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 2002 ( No. 307 of 2002 ), hereby makes the following Regulations

Citation and commencement

1.         These Regulations may be cited as the Wireless Telegraphy (UHF Television Programme Retransmission)(Amendment) Regulations 2003.

2.         “Principal Regulations” mean the Wireless Telegraphy (UHF Television Programme Retransmission) Regulations 1999 (SI 348 of 1999).

3.         The Principal Regulations and these regulations shall be construed together.

4.         The Principal Regulations are amended by the deletion of Regulation 9 and the substitution of the following:

“Licence fees

9. (1) The annual amount of the fee shall be equivalent to €50 in respect of each transmitter.

(2) A fee shall be payable by the licensee in respect of each quarter or part thereof in which the licence continues in force.

(3) The fee shall be payable on the first day of the quarter.

(4) Where a fee is payable per quarter or portion thereof the amount to be paid by the Licensee shall be calculated as follows:

A × (B ÷ 12) = C

Where A is the appropriate annual fee; B is the number of whole months, or parts thereof, for which the Licence is granted and C is the appropriate Licence Fee to be paid.”

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Commission for Communications Regulation,

this 29 day of October, 2003

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On behalf of the Commission for Communication Regulation

The Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources consents to the making of the foregoing Regulations.

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

this 22nd day of October, 2003

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Dermot Ahern T.D.

Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations provide for the amendment of the basis for calculating annual fees payable for licences for apparatus for wireless telegraphy television programme retransmission systems.