Finance Act, 1968

Provisions in relation to schemes for free television and radio licences.

42.—(1) Payments received by the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs from a Minister of State out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas under a scheme for the provision, free of charge, of licences under section 5 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926 , in respect of television and radio sets shall, for the purposes of section 2 of the Broadcasting Authority (Amendment) Act, 1966 , be deemed to be receipts in respect of broadcasting licence fees.

(2) Where a licence under the said section 5 in respect of a television or radio set is in force and is surrendered by the holder of the licence under a scheme hereinbefore mentioned, a refund of such part of the fee paid in respect of the licence as may be specified in directions given by the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs may be made in accordance with such directions as may be given by that Minister.

(3) If this Act is passed before or on the 1st day of July, 1968, subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall come into operation on that day, and, if it is passed after that day, it shall be deemed to have come into operation on that day.