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95Part 5: interpretationE+W+S+N.I.

(1)In this Part—

  • British-registered” means registered in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man or any of the Channel Islands;

  • broadcast” means a broadcast by wireless telegraphy of sounds or visual images intended for general reception (whether or not the sounds or images are actually received by anyone), but does not include a broadcast consisting in a message or signal sent in connection with navigation or for the purpose of securing safety;

  • designated area” has the meaning given by section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964 (c. 29);

  • external waters” means the whole of the sea adjacent to the United Kingdom that is within the seaward limits of UK territorial sea;

  • the high seas” means seas that are not within the seaward limits of UK territorial sea or of the territorial waters adjacent to a country or territory outside the United Kingdom.

(2)For the purposes of this Part references to a “British person” are references to—

(a)a British citizen, a British overseas territories citizen, a British National (Overseas) or a British Overseas citizen;

(b)a person who under the British Nationality Act 1981 (c. 61) is a British subject; or

(c)a British protected person within the meaning given by section 50(1) of that Act.

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