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The Wireless Telegraphy Apparatus Approval and Examination Fees Order 1997

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This Order provides for the charging of fees in relation to determination of applications for approval or variation of approval of wireless telegraphy apparatus and the examination of such apparatus for that purpose by the Secretary of State in exercise of her functions under section 84 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 (c. 12) (article 4). It replaces the Wireless Telegraphy Apparatus Approval and Test Fees Order 1992 (S.I. 1992/2087). This Order updates the level of the fees for examination (including testing) and for determination of applications for approval to achieve full cost recovery (Schedules 1, 2 and 3).

These fees are altered as follows:

(a)the fee payable on initial approval is increased from £375 to £400;

(b)the modification of an application is increased from £375 to £400;

(c)the non-technical change of an application is increased from £150 to £200;

(d)the technical change of an application is increased from £150 to £200;

(e)the fee payable for site visits is changed from a variable rate of £30.48 to £46.86 per hour depending on the grade of officer to a single rate of £41.00 per hour

The above fees are set at a level to achieve full cost recovery.

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