5In section 86 of that Act (licences under Part III) after subsection (4) there is inserted—E+W+S+N.I.
“(4A)Where the Authority are not satisfied that a BBC company which has applied for a licence is a fit and proper person to hold it, they shall, before refusing the application, notify the Secretary of State that they are not so satisfied.”
6(1)Section 88 of that Act (restrictions on the holding of licences) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)After subsection (2) there is inserted—
“(2A)Before revoking in pursuance of subsection (2)(b) the award of a licence to a BBC company, the Authority shall give the Secretary of State notice of their intention to do so, specifying the relevant change.”
(3)After subsection (6B) there is inserted—
“(6C)The Authority shall not serve any such notice as is mentioned in subsection (5) on a BBC company unless they have given the Secretary of State notice of their intention to do so, specifying the relevant change.
(6D)Where the Authority receive any written representations from a BBC company under subsection (6), they shall send a copy of the representations to the Secretary of State.”
7After section 111 of that Act there is inserted—E+W+S+N.I.
“111A Enforcement of licences held by BBC companies.
Where the Authority—
(a)serve a notice on a BBC company under any provision of section 109, 110 or 111, or
(b)receive any written representations from a BBC company under section 109(4), 110(4) or 111(8),
the Authority shall send a copy of the direction, notice or representations to the Secretary of State.”