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Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006

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Time limits

2(1)The time limits fixed for the purposes of paragraph 1(2) must require a decision on the application to be made, notified to the applicant and published—

(a)in the case of an application for a licence relating to a frequency allocated in accordance with the United Kingdom Plan for Frequency Authorisation, not more than six weeks after the day of the receipt of the application; and

(b)in any other case, as soon as possible after the receipt of the application.

(2)The period of six weeks specified in sub-paragraph (1)(a) may be extended by OFCOM where it appears to them necessary to do so—

(a)for the purpose of enabling the requirements of any international agreement relating to frequencies, to orbital positions or to satellite co-ordination to be complied with; or

(b)in a case where a determination falls to be made as to which of a number of applicants is the more or most suitable to be licensed, for the purpose of securing that the procedure for the making of that determination is fair, reasonable, open and transparent.

(3)The period may not be extended by virtue of sub-paragraph (2)(b) by more than eight months.

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