§ Mr. Ashdown
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list in the Official Report all the different types of licences operated or granted by his Department and the year in which they first came into operation.
§ Mr. Butcher
The information is as follows:
Type of Licence In operation since 1. The issue of authorisation to companies to carry on insurance business in the United Kingdom 1967 2. Export Licences *1939 3. Import Licences *1939 4. Consumer Credit Licence 1976 5. Licences granted under Section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 *1984 6. Principals and representatives licence, under the Prevention of Fraud (Investments) Act 1939 (Consolidated 1958). 1944 7. A general licence under section 68 of the British Telecommunications Act 1981 to permit charities to deliver Christmas cards between 25 November each year until 1 January of the following year. 1981 8. A general licence under section 68 of the British Telecommunications Act 1981 to permit document exchanges to transfer mail between them 1982 9. Licence to operate a public cinema exhibiting 35mm films (as required by Part III of the Films Act 1960, as amended). *1928 10. Licence to operate as a renter (or distributor) of 35mm films for public exhibition in cinemas (as required by Part III of the Films Act 1960, as amended). †1928 11 Registration requirement that all 35mm films intended for public exhibition in cinemas must be registered (as required by Part II of the Films Act 1960, as amended). [This requirement is not strictly speaking a "licensing" requirement, but the registration certificate of a film permits its public exhibition and therefore it has the same effect as a licence]. *1928 12. Compulsory Licences under patents granted in accordance with the Patents Act 1949 1950 13. Voluntary Licences available as of right under patents granted in accordance with the Patents Act 1949 1950 14. Compulsory licences under patents granted in accordance with Patents Act 1977 1978 15. Voluntary Licences available as of right under patents granted in accordance with the Patents Act 1977 1978
Type of Licence In operation since 16. Compulsory Licences under designs registered in accordance with the Registered Designs Act 1949 1950 17. Licences under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 to authorise the non-broadcast use of radio *1949 18. Pattern approval of Weighing and Measuring Equipment 1963 19. Flow Injection Analyser 1984 20. National Physical Laboratory grants licences for the exploitation of measuring instruments developed by NPL 1900 21. Flow measures 1979 22. Axial flow fans 1972 23. Flowmeters 1975 24. APT4000 computer program 1979 25. Axial and radial ball motors 1976 26. Fluid powered motor 1982 27. Vaporizing carburettors 1975 28. Computer-aided planning and estimating program 1981 29. Floatpad system 1983 30. Regenerative turbomachine 1985 31. Oil Dispersion Equipment 1972 32. In-stream Slurry Analyser 1973 33. Powder Flow—Property Testing Equipment 1973 34. Detector for Small Limb and Digit Movements 1974 35. Ships Motion Monitor 1975 36. Craft—Attitude—Monitoring—Package Systems 1975 37. Piezo Electric Head Amplifier 1977 38. Gun Rheometer 1978 39. ATR Infra-red Analyser 1979 40. Systems for the Recorvery of Usable Constituents of Domestic Refuse 1978 41. Portable Dynamic Dilution Apparatus (Odour meters) 1979 42. Oxford/WSL Control BASIC 1982 43. Large Scale Flow Calorimeter 1983 44. Beach Material Washer 1984 45. RDF Pneumatic Drier—Zig Zag 1984 46. Physical property data for fluids and gases for the Process and Chemical industry 1982 47. Licences granted under Section 15 of the British Telecommunications Act 1981 *1981 * The current enabling legislation dates from these years. † Requirements due to expire on passing of the Films Bill.