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14(1)OFCOM may make such arrangements as they think fit—
(a)for the carrying out of any of their functions by committees established by them; and
(b)for committees established by OFCOM to give advice to them about matters relating to the carrying out of OFCOM’s functions.
(2)Subject to sub-paragraph (3), the committees established by OFCOM may include committees the membership of which comprises or includes persons (including persons constituting a majority of the committee) who are neither members nor employees of OFCOM.
(a)the committee is established for the sole purpose of advising OFCOM on matters relating to the carrying out of their functions, and
(b)is not authorised under paragraph 18 to carry out functions on behalf of OFCOM,
the membership of every committee established by OFCOM must contain at least one person who is either a member or an employee of OFCOM, or who is both.
[F1(3A) Sub-paragraph (3) has effect in the case of a committee of OFCOM which—
(a)is not the Content Board, but
(b)has functions that are confined to functions falling within section 13(2) of the Communications Act 2003 (functions within the Content Board’s remit),
as if the reference in that sub-paragraph to a member of OFCOM included a reference to a member of the Content Board who is not a member of OFCOM. ]
(4)Where a person who is neither a member nor an employee of OFCOM is a member of any committee established by OFCOM, OFCOM may pay to that person such remuneration and expenses as they may determine.
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