`(1) With a view to co-ordinating the exercise of licensing powers under Part II of this Act and under section 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 (licensing of wireless telegraphy), it shall be the duty of the Director, where either he considers it expedient or he is requested by the Secretary of State to do so, to give the Secretary of State—
- (a) advice with respect to the exercise of the licensing powers of the Secretary of State under that section in cases where the running of a telecommunication system is involved: and
- (b) information with respect to any matters appearing to him to be relevant to the exercise of those powers in such cases.
(2) For the purposes of this section—
- (a) references to the licensing powers of the Secretary' of State under section 1 of the said Act of 1949 are references to the powers of the Secretary of State with respect to the grant, variation or revocation of licences authorising the establishment, installation or use of stations for wireless telegraphy or wireless telegraphy apparatus; and
- (b) the running of a telecommunication system is involved in cases where those powers are exercisable in relation to any station or apparatus which is in use or intended for use in running a telecommunication system.
(3) In this section—
telecommunication system" has the same meaning as in Part II of this Act; and "station for wireless telegraphy" and "wireless telegraphy apparatus" have the same meanings as in the said Act of 1949.'.—[Mr. Kenneth Baker.]
§ Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.