Telecommunications (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1996

Levies and fees.

6.—(1) For the purpose of meeting expenses properly incurred by the Director in the discharge of his or her functions under this Act, and for the purpose of enabling the Minister to pay contributions or other membership charges to international telecommunications organisations, the Director may make an order (in this Act referred to as a levy order) imposing a levy on providers of telecommunications services.

(2) Whenever a levy order is made there shall be paid to the Director by each provider of telecommunications services such amount as shall be appropriate having regard to the terms of the levy order.

(3) A levy order may be amended or revoked by the Director.

(4) All fees and levies that may be collected under the provisions of any enactments, mentioned in the Second Schedule , shall be collected by, and, subject to subsection (5), may be retained by, the Director.

(5) The Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, direct the Director to pay into the Central Fund or the growing produce thereof such sum as he or she may specify being a sum that represents the amount by which the aggregate sum received by the Director in each financial year exceeds the aggregate costs incurred in the administration of his or her office in that year.

(6) The Public Offices Fees Act, 1879, shall not apply in respect of fees payable to the Director pursuant to this Act.