§ Mr. Wills
[holding answer 26 July 1999]: The Radiocommunications Agency has not issued any Type Approval certificates under specification MPT 1383. MPT 1383 was written with the intention that it was to become a UK specific Type Approval specification for Short Range Business Radio equipment. However, when it became clear that efforts were being made to harmonise a similar European service (subsequently launched as Private Mobile Radio 446) work ceased on the necessary notification procedure for MPT 1383 to be adopted as a recognised national standard. It was, therefore, never adopted as a Type Approval standard and remains uncompleted. MPT 1383 would only be used for national approvals if it was to be adopted.
§ Mr. Wills
[holding answer 26 July 1999]: The Radiocommunications Agency only issues Type Approval certificates to the applicant and a copy is sent to the respective test house that carried out the technical analysis.
However, the Agency can inform third parties whether a particular product has been type approved. It is at the discretion of the applicant to provide copies of the type approval certificate to interested parties.