I refer the hon. Member to the following list that summarises the legislation affecting the use of radio spectrum. Further details can be found at the following websites:
EU legislation decisions and directives on the regulation of radio spectrum (band waves) since 1997
30 June 2008: Decision 626/2008/EC on the selection and authorisation of systems providing mobile satellite services.
13 June 2008: Decision 2008/477/EC on the harmonisation of the 2500-2690 MHz frequency band for terrestrial systems providing electronic communications services in the Community.
23 May 2008: Decision 2008/432/EC on harmonisation of the radio spectrum for use by short-range devices ‘SRD’. ‘Amending Commission Decision 2006/771/EC as below’.
21 May 2008: Decision 2008/411/EC on the harmonisation of the 3400 -3800 MHz frequency band for terrestrial systems capable of providing electronic communications services in the Community.
23 April 2008: modifying Annex A to Decision 2006/679//EC concerning the technical specification for interoperability relating to the control-command and signalling subsystem of the trans-European conventional rail system and Annex A to Decision 2006/860/EC concerning the technical specification for interoperability relating to the control-command and signalling subsystem of the trans-European high-speed rail system ‘GSM-R spectrum’.
7 April 2008: Decision 2008/294/EC on harmonised conditions of spectrum use for the operation of mobile communication services on aircraft (MCA services) in the Community.
16 May 2007: Decision 2007/344/EC on harmonised availability of information regarding spectrum use within the Community.
16 May 2007: Decision 2007/346/EC granting a derogation requested by France pursuant to Commission Decision 2006/804/EC on harmonisation of the radio spectrum for radio frequency identification (RFID) devices operating in the ultra high frequency ‘UHF’ band.
12 February 2007: Decision 2007/90/EC on the harmonised use of radio spectrum in the 5 GHz frequency band for the implementation of Wireless Access Systems including Radio Local Area Networks (WAS/RLANs). ‘Amending Decision 2005/513/EC as below’.
14 February 2007: Decision 2007/98/EC on the harmonised use of radio spectrum in the 2 GHz frequency bands for the implementation of systems providing mobile satellite services.
21 February 2007: Decision 2007/131/EC on allowing the use of the radio spectrum for equipment using ultra-wideband technology in a harmonised manner in the Community.
23 November 2006: Decision 2006/804/EC on harmonisation of the radio spectrum for radio frequency identification RFID devices operating in the ‘UHF’ band.
9 November 2006: Decision 2006/771/EC on harmonisation of the radio spectrum for use by short-range devices. ‘Amended by Decision 2008/432/EC as above’.
20 December 2005: Decision 2005/928/EC on the harmonisation of the 169.4 MHz to 169.8125 MHz frequency band in the Community (frequency band originally designated for the ERMES paging system).
14 December 2005: Directive 2005/82/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council Repealing Council Directive 90/544/EEC on the frequency bands designated for the co-ordinated introduction of pan-European land-based public radio paging in the Community.
25 July 2005: Directive 2005/49/EC amending, for the purposes of their adaptation to technical progress, Council Directive 72/245/EEC relating to the radio interference (electromagnetic compatibility) of vehicles and Directive 70/156/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the member states relating to the type-approval of motor vehicles and their trailers.
11 July 2005: Decision 2005/513/EC on the harmonised use of radio spectrum in the 5 GHz frequency band for implementation of Wireless Access Systems ‘WAS’ including Radio Local Area Networks (WAS/RLANs) ‘Amended by Decision 2007/90/EC as above’.
18 March 2005: Decision ECC/DEC/(05)05 on harmonised utilisation of spectrum for systems (IMT-2000/UMTS) operating within the band 2500 to 2690 MHz.
17 January 2005: Decision 2005/50/EC on the harmonisation of the 24 GHz range radio spectrum band for the time-limited use by automotive short-range radar equipment in the Community.
8 July 2004: Decision 2004/545/EC on the harmonisation of radio spectrum in the 79 GHz range for the use of automotive short-range radar equipment in the Community.
26 July 2002: Decision 2002/622/EC establishing a Radio Spectrum Policy Group. L198/49 Official Journal of the European Union ‘OJEU’ published on 27 July 2002.
7 March 2002: Decision 676/2002/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on a regulatory framework for radio spectrum policy in the European Community (Radio Spectrum Decision).
7 March 2002: Directive 2002/21/EC on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (framework directive), ‘OJEU’ L108; relating on the same date to the authorisation Directive 2002/20/EC and universal service Directive 2002/22/EC. ‘Noted that the Electronic Communication Framework (which Addresses spectrum issues) is currently under review in the Council and the European Parliament’.
14 December 1998: Decision 128/1999/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of on the coordinated introduction of a third-generation mobile and wireless communications system (UMTS) in the Community. ‘Noted that this Decision (128/1999/EC) is no longer in force’.
28 November 1997: Decision 97/838/EC concerning the conclusion on behalf of the European Community, as regards matters within its competence, of the results of the WTO negotiations on basic telecommunications services (OJEU L 347,18.12.1997).
24 March 1997: Decision 710/97/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on a co-ordinated authorisation approach in the field of satellite personal-communication services in the Community.