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1(1)Before appointing a person to be the chairman or another non-executive member of OFCOM, the Secretary of State shall satisfy himself that that person will have no such financial or other interest as is likely to affect prejudicially the carrying out by him of his functions as a member of OFCOM.
(2)The Secretary of State shall also satisfy himself from time to time with respect to the chairman and every other non-executive member of OFCOM that that member has no such interest.
(3)Every person who—
(a)is a person whom the Secretary of State proposes to appoint to be the chairman or another non-executive member of OFCOM, or
(b)is the chairman or another non-executive member of OFCOM,
shall, whenever requested by the Secretary of State to do so, furnish him with such information as the Secretary of State considers necessary for the performance by him of his duties under sub-paragraphs (1) and (2).
(4)For the purposes of this paragraph and paragraph 2 a person shall not be taken to have an interest that is likely to affect prejudicially the carrying out by him of his functions as a member of OFCOM by reason only that he is or has been—
(a)the Director General of Telecommunications;
(b)a member of another existing regulator;
(c)a member of the staff of any of the existing regulators; or
(d)a person engaged on the Secretary of State’s behalf in any activities connected with the carrying out of the Secretary of State’s functions relating to wireless telegraphy.
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