Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926

Obligation to furnish certain information.

7.—(1) The Minister may, if and whenever he thinks proper so to do, cause a special notice in writing (accompanied by or having annexed thereto a form of declaration) to be served by registered post on any person requiring such person within fourteen days after the service of the notice on him to state on the said form of declaration such one or more of the matters hereinafter mentioned as shall be specified in the notice and to sign and otherwise complete such declaration and to give the same or send the same by post to a specified officer of the Minister.

(2) The matters which a person may be required under this section to state in a declaration are—

(a) whether he does or does not keep or has or has not in his possession any apparatus for wireless telegraphy,

(b) if he keeps or has in his possession any such apparatus, the nature of such apparatus and the place at which he keeps or has the same.

(c) whether he has or has not a licence granted under this Act and then in force,

(d) if he has such a licence, the number, date, and office of issue of such licence,

(e) any other matter relating to wireless telegraphy,

(3) Every person on whom a special notice is duly served under this section shall within the time aforesaid duly and correctly complete in accordance with such notice and this section the form of declaration accompanying or annexed to such notice and give or send such declaration to the officer named in that behalf in such notice, and if any such person shall fail or neglect so to complete and give or send such declaration or shall make in such declaration any statement which is to his knowledge false or misleading he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a penalty not exceeding five pounds.