Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011

71.

Amendment of section 145 of Act of 2009 (issue of television licences by agent).

71.— Section 145 of the Act of 2009 is amended by inserting the following after subsection (14):

“(15) ( a) The Department of Social Protection shall pay to the Minister such an amount as is determined by the Minister, in consultation with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and the Minister for Social Protection, in respect of each licence (if any) issued in accordance with the scheme referred to in subsection (12).

( b) In making a determination for the purposes of paragraph ( a), the Minister shall have regard to the ability of RTÉ and TG4 to meet their public service objects.

(16) The Department of Social Protection shall maintain and furnish such data and information, and in such format (including electronic formats), as the Minister, following consultation with the Minister for Social Protection, may require in relation to the exercise of powers conferred on the Department of Social Protection under this Part.”.