Wireless telegraphy functionsE+W+S+N.I.
1(1)Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), the functions of the Secretary of State under the following enactments are transferred to OFCOM—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 (c. 54);
(b)section 7 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967 (c. 72) (restriction on dealings in, and custody of, certain apparatus);
(c)Part 6 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 (c. 12) (provisions relating to wireless telegraphy);
(d)the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998 (c. 6).
(2)The following functions remain functions of the Secretary of State—
(a)his functions under section 5 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 (misleading messages and interception and disclosure of wireless telegraphy messages);
(b)his functions under section 6 of that Act (regulations about apparatus on board ships etc.);
(c)his functions under section 7 of that Act (powers as to wireless personnel).
(3)The functions of the Secretary of State under section 84 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 (approval of wireless telegraphy apparatus)—
(a)if an order made by the Secretary of State under subsection (8A) of that section is in force, shall be exercisable by him and by OFCOM in accordance with that order; and
(b)if there is no such order, shall be exercisable by OFCOM.
2(1)The functions of the Secretary of State under section 7A of the Marine, &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967 (c. 41) (powers of enforcement of marine offences under that Act) shall (with the following exception) be exercisable concurrently by the Secretary of State and OFCOM.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)The exception is the functions of the Secretary of State under that section so far as they relate to powers exercisable by virtue of subsection (7) of that section.