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The Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) Regulations 1997

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1.  In this Schedule—

(a)“disabled person” means a person who is blind, deaf or dumb or who is substantially and permanently handicapped by illness, injury or congenital deformity;

(b)“a group of specially provided dwellings” means a group of at least four dwellings which fall within a common and exclusive boundary and—

(i)which are provided for occupation by disabled persons, mentally disordered persons or retired persons of pensionable age;

(ii)which have been erected or converted for the purposes of such occupation; and

(iii)for which there is a person whose function is to care for the needs of the persons referred to in sub-section (i) above and who either lives in one of the dwellings within the group or works in that group for at least 30 hours a week;

Provided that the conditions in sub-paragraphs (i) to (iii) do not cease to be satisfied in relation to a group of dwellings because—

(aa)in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, not more than 25 per cent of the dwellings are right to buy dwellings which do not satisfy the condition in sub-paragraph (i); or

(bb)any dwelling is also occupied by any member of the family of any person referred to in sub-paragraph (i); or

(cc)any dwelling is occupied by the person referred to in sub-paragraph (iii) above or a member of his family;

(c)“a resident” means a disabled person, a mentally disordered person or a retired person of pensionable age who is ordinarily resident in accommodation for residential care, but does not include a person in charge thereof or otherwise employed therein or a member of the family of either of them.

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