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Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 General provision about radio spectrum

    1. Radio spectrum functions of OFCOM

      1. 1.General functions

      2. 2.United Kingdom Plan for Frequency Authorisation

      3. 3.Duties of OFCOM when carrying out functions

      4. 4.Advisory service in relation to interference

      5. 5.Directions of Secretary of State

      6. 6.Procedure for directions

    2. Reservation of spectrum for multiplex use

      1. 7.Special duty in relation to television multiplexes

  3. Part 2 Regulation of radio spectrum

    1. Chapter 1 Wireless telegraphy licences

      1. Licensing of wireless telegraphy

        1. 8.Licences and exemptions

        2. 9.Terms, provisions and limitations

        3. 10.Procedure

        4. 11.Surrender of licence

      2. Charges etc

        1. 12.Charges for grant of licence

        2. 13.Matters taken into account

        3. 14.Bidding for licences

        4. 15.Recovery

        5. 16.Regulations

        6. 17.Sections 12 to 16: interpretation

    2. Chapter 2 Grants of recognised spectrum access

      1. Making of grants

        1. 18.Grant of recognised spectrum access

        2. 19.Procedure

        3. 20.Effect of grant of recognised spectrum access

      2. Charges etc

        1. 21.Charges for grant of recognised spectrum access

        2. 22.Matters taken into account

        3. 23.Bidding for grants

        4. 24.Recovery

        5. 25.Regulations

        6. 26.Sections 21 to 25: interpretation

    3. Chapter 3 Management of radio spectrum

      1. General

        1. 27.Conversion into and from wireless telegraphy licences

        2. 28.Payments by the Crown

        3. 29.Limitations on authorised spectrum use

        4. 30.Spectrum trading

      2. Wireless telegraphy register

        1. 31.Wireless telegraphy register

      3. Statistical information

        1. 32.Statistical information

        2. 33.Failure to provide information etc

        3. 34.Statement of policy

    4. Chapter 4 Enforcement

      1. Unauthorised use etc

        1. 35.Unauthorised use etc of wireless telegraphy station or apparatus

        2. 36.Keeping available for unauthorised use

        3. 37.Allowing premises to be used for unlawful broadcasting

        4. 38.Facilitating unauthorised broadcasting

      2. Procedures for contraventions

        1. 39.Contravention of terms, etc

        2. 40.Repeated contravention

        3. 41.Procedure for prosecutions

        4. 42.Special procedure for contraventions by multiplex licence holders

        5. 43.Amount of penalty under section 42

        6. 44.Relevant amount of gross revenue

    5. Chapter 5 Miscellaneous

      1. Regulations about wireless telegraphy

        1. 45.Regulations

        2. 46.Offences

      2. Misuse of wireless telegraphy

        1. 47.Misleading messages

        2. 48.Interception and disclosure of messages

        3. 49.Interception authorities

      3. Miscellaneous

        1. 50.Apparatus on foreign-registered ships etc

        2. 51.Apparatus in vehicles

        3. 52.Wireless personnel

        4. 53.Surrender of authority

  4. Part 3 Regulation of apparatus

    1. Undue interference

      1. 54.Regulations about use and sale etc of apparatus

      2. 55.Enforcement: use of apparatus

      3. 56.Enforcement: sale etc of apparatus

      4. 57.Appeal against notice under section 55 or 56 etc

      5. 58.Contravening notice under section 55 or 56

      6. 59.Entry and search of premises etc

      7. 60.Obstruction and failure to assist

      8. 61.Sections 54 to 60: interpretation

    2. Restriction orders

      1. 62.Restriction orders

      2. 63.Authorities

      3. 64.Compatibility with international obligations

      4. 65.Powers of Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

      5. 66.Offences

      6. 67.Restriction orders: interpretation

    3. Deliberate interference

      1. 68.Deliberate interference

  5. Part 4 Approval of apparatus etc

    1. Approval of apparatus

      1. 69.Approval of apparatus

      2. 70.Approvals: supplementary

      3. 71.The relevant authority

    2. Marking etc of apparatus

      1. 72.Information etc on or with apparatus

      2. 73.Information etc in advertisements

      3. 74.Offences

      4. 75.Default of third person

    3. Interpretation

      1. 76.Part 4: interpretation

  6. Part 5 Prohibition of broadcasting from sea or air

    1. Prohibitions

      1. 77.Broadcasting from ships and aircraft

      2. 78.Broadcasting from marine structures etc

      3. 79.Broadcasting from prescribed areas of high seas

      4. 80.Acts connected with broadcasting

      5. 81.Management of station

      6. 82.Facilitating broadcasting from ships or aircraft

      7. 83.Facilitating broadcasting from structures etc

      8. 84.Maintaining or repairing apparatus

      9. 85.Acts relating to broadcast material

      10. 86.Facilitation offences: territorial scope

      11. 87.Procuring person to commit offence abroad

    2. Enforcement

      1. 88.Enforcement officers

      2. 89.Enforcement powers

      3. 90.Enforcement powers: facilitation offences

      4. 91.Exercise of powers

      5. 92.Further provisions

    3. Penalties and proceedings

      1. 93.Penalties and proceedings

    4. Saving

      1. 94.Saving for certain broadcasts

    5. Interpretation

      1. 95.Part 5: interpretation

  7. Part 6 General

    1. Fixed penalties

      1. 96.Fixed penalties for summary offences

    2. Entry, search and seizure

      1. 97.Powers of entry and search

      2. 98.Obstruction and failure to assist

      3. 99.Powers of seizure

      4. 100.Obstruction

    3. Disposal and forfeiture

      1. 101.Detention and disposal of property

      2. 102.Section 101: conclusion of proceedings

      3. 103.Forfeiture on conviction

      4. 104.Forfeiture etc of restricted apparatus

    4. Enforcement, proceedings etc

      1. 105.Offences relating to ships or aircraft

      2. 106.Continuing offences

      3. 107.Proceedings and enforcement

      4. 108.Civil proceedings

      5. 109.Fines in Scotland

      6. 110.Criminal liability of company directors etc

    5. Disclosure of information

      1. 111.General restrictions

    6. Notifications etc and electronic working

      1. 112.Service of documents

      2. 113.Documents in electronic form

      3. 114.Timing and location of things done electronically

    7. Interpretation

      1. 115.General interpretation

      2. 116.“Wireless telegraphy”

      3. 117.“Wireless telegraphy apparatus” and “wireless telegraphy station”

    8. Extent and application

      1. 118.Extent

      2. 119.Territorial application

      3. 120.Territorial sea and other waters

    9. Supplemental

      1. 121.Orders and regulations made by Secretary of State

      2. 122.Orders and regulations made by OFCOM

      3. 123.Consequential amendments

      4. 124.Transitional provisions, savings and transitory modifications

      5. 125.Repeals and revocations

      6. 126.Short title and commencement

    1. Schedule 1

      Procedure for wireless telegraphy licences

    2. Schedule 2

      Procedure for grants of recognised spectrum access

    3. Schedule 3

      Suspension and revocation of authorities issued to wireless personnel

    4. Schedule 4

      Fixed penalties

    5. Schedule 5

      Forfeiture on conviction

    6. Schedule 6

      Seizure and forfeiture of restricted apparatus

    7. Schedule 7

      Consequential amendments

    8. Schedule 8

      Transitional provisions, savings and transitory modifications

      1. Part 1 Transitional provisions and savings

      2. Part 2 Transitory modifications

    9. Schedule 9

      Repeals and revocations

      1. Part 1 Repeals

      2. Part 2 Revocations

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