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The Wireless Telegraphy (Television Licence Fees) Regulations 1997

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PART IIITelevision Licence Issue Fees for Hotels and Hospitality Areas and Mobile Units

Definitions

1.  In this Schedule—

(a)“hospitality area” means any establishment within the same premises or, as the case may be, on the same site offering entertainment units for the purposes of the entertainment of guests (whether or not for payment), other than a hotel;

(b)“hotel” means any establishment within the same premises or, as the case may be, on the same site offering units of overnight accommodation (whether or not used at other times) to guests and includes an inn, guest-house, holiday camp, caravan site and camp site;

(c)“mobile units” means mobile units of overnight accommodation (whether or not used at other times) for guests, which are provided by the same person and operated from the same place;

(d)“relevant amount” means—

(i)in the case of black and white television receivers only, £30.50;

(ii)in the case of black and white or colour television receivers, £91.50; and

(e)“units” means entertainment units in a hospitality area, units of overnight accommodation in a hotel or mobile units, as the case may be.

Issue fee

2.—(1) Where television receivers are only installed or used otherwise than in units used or available for use by guests, the fee is the relevant amount.

(2) The fee is determined in accordance with paragraph 3 below in the case of—

(a)a hospitality area in which television receivers are installed or used in units used or available for use by guests;

(b)a hotel in which television receivers are installed or used in units used or available for use by guests; and

(c)mobile units in which television receivers are installed or used or available for use by guests.

Determination of issue fee for purposes of paragraph 2(2) above

3.—(1) The issue fee under paragraph 2(2) above is determined as follows:

(a)for a number of units not exceeding 15, the fee is the relevant amount;

(b)for a number of units exceeding 15 and forming a multiple of 5, the fee is the relevant amount plus the relevant amount for each multiple of 5 in excess of 15;

(c)for a number of units exceeding 15 and not forming a multiple of 5, the fee is the fee applicable under paragraph (b) above for the multiple next above that number.

(2) For the purposes of determining the fee under sub-paragraph (1) above—

(a)units in which colour television receivers are installed or used shall be counted first; and

(b)if in any group of 5 units in excess of 15 there are installed or used both black and white television receivers and colour television receivers, all the television receivers in that group shall be treated as if they were colour television receivers.

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