Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1972


1.—(1) In this Act—

“appointed day” means such day as the Minister may by order appoint under section 2 (4) of this Act;

“hire contract” means a contract for the letting of a television set on hire;

“hire-purchase agreement”, “credit-sale agreement”, “owner”, “seller”, and “buyer” have the meanings respectively assigned to them by section 1 of the Hire-Purchase Act, 1946 ;

“hirer” means—

(a) a person described in the definition of hirer in section 1 of the Hire-Purchase Act, 1946 , and

(b) a person with whom a hire contract is made by a television dealer;

“manufacture” includes construction by any method and the assembly of component parts;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister under section 15 of this Act;

“the Principal Act” means the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926 ;

“registered dealer” has the meaning assigned to it by section 2 (3) of this Act;

“television dealer” means a person who by way of trade or business—

(a) sells television sets by wholesale or by retail,

(b) lets such sets on hire or hire-purchase,

(c) arranges for such sets to be sold or let as aforesaid by another television dealer,

(d) engages in the collection of instalments or other payments of or towards the price or by way of rent in respect of the sale or letting of any television set, or

(e) holds himself out as willing to engage in any of the foregoing activities;

“television set” means any apparatus for wireless telegraphy designed primarily for the purpose of receiving and exhibiting television programmes broadcast for general reception (whether or not its use for that purpose is dependent on the use of anything else in conjunction therewith) and any assembly comprising such apparatus and other apparatus.

(2) In this Act references to sale by retail include references to sale by credit-sale agreement but do not include references to sale by auction unless the auctioneer is selling as principal.

(3) For the purposes of this Act a television set is sold or let on hire or hire-purchase when the contract of sale or, as the case may be, the contract of hire or hire-purchase is made.