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20 1988




Amendment of Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926.

19. Section 2 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926 , is hereby amended by the substitution for the definition of “broadcast” therein of the following definition:

“‘broadcast’ means the transmission, relaying or distributing by wireless telegraphy of communications, sounds, signs, visual images or signals, intended for direct reception by the general public whether such communications, sounds, signs, visual images or signals are actually received or not;”.

Amounts to be paid to Commission by Minister.

20. —(1) The Minister, with the approval of the Minister for Finance, may in respect of each of the two consecutive financial years beginning with that in which the establishment day occurs, pay to the Commission such amount as he considers reasonable in respect of its initial expenses.

(2) The total of the amounts paid pursuant to subsection (1) shall not exceed £500,000.

(3) The amounts paid to the Commission pursuant to subsection (1) in respect of a year to which that subsection relates shall be deducted from the receipts in that year in respect of wired broadcast relay licence fees and section 8 (b) of the Broadcasting Authority (Amendment) Act, 1976, which provides for payment of money out of such receipts to Radio Telefís Éireann, shall be modified accordingly.


21. —The expenses incurred by the Minister in the administration of this Act shall, to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.