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The Public Telecommunication System Designation (Torch Communications Limited) Order 1993

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Statutory Instruments

1993 No. 2898

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

The Public Telecommunication System Designation (Torch Communications Limited) Order 1993

Made

24th November 1993

Laid before Parliament

30th November 1993

Coming into force

29th December 1993

Whereas the Secretary of State has granted to Torch Communications Limited on 24th September 1993 a licence (“the Licence”) under section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984(1) (“the Act”), to which section 8 of the Act applies, for the running of the telecommunication systems specified in the Licence (“the Applicable Systems”):

Now, therefore, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 9 of the Act, hereby makes the following Order:–

1.  This Order may be cited as the Public Telecommunication System Designation (Torch Communications Limited) Order 1993 and shall come into force on 29th December 1993.

2.  Each of the Applicable Systems is hereby designated as a public telecommunication system.

Patrick McLoughlin

Parliamentary Under–Secretary of State

Department of Trade and Industry

24th November 1993

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

The Secretary of State granted to Torch Communications Limited a licence on 24th September 1993 under section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 to run the telecommunication systems specified in that licence in the United Kingdom. A copy of the licence was laid before Parliament on 30th November 1993. This Order designates those telecommunication systems as public telecommunication systems. Consequently, by virtue of section 9(3) of that Act, Torch Communications Limited will be a public telecommunications operator when the Order comes into force on 29th December 1993.

A copy of the licence may be obtained from the Office of Telecommunications, 50 Ludgate Hill, London, EC4M 7JJ.

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