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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Functions of OFCOM

    1. Transferred and assigned functions

      1. 1.Functions and general powers of OFCOM

      2. 2.Transfer of functions of pre-commencement regulators

    2. General duties in carrying out functions

      1. 3.General duties of OFCOM

      2. 4.Duties for the purpose of fulfilling Community obligations

      3. 5.Directions in respect of networks and spectrum functions

      4. 6.Duties to review regulatory burdens

      5. 7.Duty to carry out impact assessments

      6. 8.Duty to publish and meet promptness standards

      7. 9.Secretary of State’s powers in relation to promptness standards

    3. Accessible domestic communications apparatus

      1. 10.Duty to encourage availability of easily usable apparatus

    4. Media literacy

      1. 11.Duty to promote media literacy

    5. OFCOM’s Content Board

      1. 12.Duty to establish and maintain Content Board

      2. 13.Functions of the Content Board

    6. Functions for the protection of consumers

      1. 14.Consumer research

      2. 15.Duty to publish and take account of research

      3. 16.Consumer consultation

      4. 17.Membership etc. of the Consumer Panel

      5. 18.Committees and other procedure of the Consumer Panel

      6. 19.Power to amend remit of Consumer Panel

    7. Advisory committees

      1. 20.Advisory committees for different parts of the United Kingdom

      2. 21.Advisory committee on elderly and disabled persons

    8. International matters

      1. 22.Representation on international and other bodies

      2. 23.Directions for international purposes in respect of broadcasting functions

    9. General information functions

      1. 24.Provision of information to the Secretary of State

      2. 25.Community requirement to provide information

      3. 26.Publication of information and advice for consumers etc.

    10. Employment in broadcasting

      1. 27.Training and equality of opportunity

    11. Charging

      1. 28.General power to charge for services

    12. Guarantees

      1. 29.Secretary of State guarantees for OFCOM borrowing

    13. Provisions supplemental to transfer of functions

      1. 30.Transfers of property etc. from pre-commencement regulators

      2. 31.Transitional functions and abolition of pre-commencement regulators

  3. Part 2 Networks, services and the radio spectrum

    1. Chapter 1 Electronic communications networks and services

      1. Preliminary

        1. 32.Meaning of electronic communications networks and services

      2. Notification by providers

        1. 33.Advance notification to OFCOM

        2. 34.Designations and requirements for the purposes of s. 33

        3. 35.Notification of contraventions of s. 33

        4. 36.Enforcement notification for contravention of s. 33

        5. 37.Penalties for contravention of s. 33

      3. Administrative charges imposed on providers

        1. 38.Fixing of charges

        2. 39.Supplemental provision about fixing charges

        3. 40.Notification of non-payment of charges

        4. 41.Penalties for non-payment of charges

        5. 42.Suspending service provision for non-payment

        6. 43.Enforcement of directions under s. 42

      4. Register of providers required to notify or to pay charges

        1. 44.Duty of OFCOM to keep publicly accessible register

      5. Conditions of entitlement to provide network or service etc.

        1. 45.Power of OFCOM to set conditions

        2. 46.Persons to whom conditions may apply

        3. 47.Test for setting or modifying conditions

        4. 48.Procedure for setting, modifying and revoking conditions

        5. 49.Directions and approvals for the purposes of a s. 45 condition

        6. 50.Delivery of copies of notifications etc.

      6. General conditions: subject-matter

        1. 51.Matters to which general conditions may relate

      7. General conditions: customer interests

        1. 52.Conditions relating to customer interests

        2. 53.Approval of codes of practice for the purposes of s. 52

        3. 54.Approval of dispute procedures for the purposes of s. 52

        4. 55.Orders by OFCOM in the absence of conditions under s. 52

      8. General conditions: telephone numbers

        1. 56.The National Telephone Numbering Plan

        2. 57.Conditions to secure access to telephone numbers

        3. 58.Conditions about allocation and adoption of numbers

        4. 59.Telephone numbering conditions binding non-providers

        5. 60.Modification of documents referred to in numbering conditions

        6. 61.Withdrawal of telephone number allocations

        7. 62.Numbering reorganisations

        8. 63.General duty as to telephone numbering functions

      9. General conditions: must-carry obligations

        1. 64.Must-carry obligations

      10. Universal service conditions

        1. 65.Obligations to be secured by universal service conditions

        2. 66.Designation of universal service providers

        3. 67.Subject-matter of universal service conditions

        4. 68.Tariffs etc. for universal services

        5. 69.Directories and directory enquiry facilities

        6. 70.Review of compliance costs

        7. 71.Sharing of burden of universal service obligations

        8. 72.Report on sharing mechanism

      11. Access-related conditions

        1. 73.Permitted subject-matter of access-related conditions

        2. 74.Specific types of access-related conditions

        3. 75.Conditional access systems and access to digital services

        4. 76.Modification and revocation of conditions imposed under s. 75

      12. Privileged supplier conditions

        1. 77.Imposition of privileged supplier conditions

      13. SMP conditions: procedure

        1. 78.Circumstances required for the setting of SMP conditions

        2. 79.Market power determinations

        3. 80.Proposals for identifying markets and for market power determinations

        4. 81.Delivery of copies of notifications under ss. 79 and 80

        5. 82.European Commission’s powers in respect of proposals

        6. 83.Special rules for transnational markets

        7. 84.Review of services market identifications and determinations

        8. 85.Review of apparatus market identifications and determinations

        9. 86.Cases where review required

      14. SMP services conditions: subject-matter

        1. 87.Conditions about network access etc.

        2. 88.Conditions about network access pricing etc.

        3. 89.Conditions about network access in exceptional cases

        4. 90.Conditions about carrier selection and pre-selection

        5. 91.Conditions about regulation of services etc. for end-users

        6. 92.Conditions about leased lines

      15. SMP apparatus conditions: subject-matter

        1. 93.Conditions about apparatus supply

      16. Enforcement of conditions

        1. 94.Notification of contravention of conditions

        2. 95.Enforcement notification for contravention of conditions

        3. 96.Penalties for contravention of conditions

        4. 97.Amount of penalty under s. 96

        5. 98.Power to deal with urgent cases

        6. 99.Confirmation of directions under s. 98

        7. 100.Suspending service provision for contraventions of conditions

        8. 101.Suspending apparatus supply for contraventions of conditions

        9. 102.Procedure for directions under ss. 100 and 101

        10. 103.Enforcement of directions under ss. 98, 100 and 101

        11. 104.Civil liability for breach of conditions or enforcement notification

      17. OFCOM’s duty to intervene on network access issues

        1. 105.Consideration and determination of network access questions

      18. Electronic communications code

        1. 106.Application of the electronic communications code

        2. 107.Procedure for directions applying code

        3. 108.Register of persons in whose case code applies

        4. 109.Restrictions and conditions subject to which code applies

        5. 110.Enforcement of restrictions and conditions

        6. 111.Enforcement notification for contravention of code restrictions

        7. 112.Penalties for contravention of code restrictions

        8. 113.Suspension of application of code

        9. 114.Procedure for directions under s. 113

        10. 115.Modification and revocation of application of code

        11. 116.Notification of cessation by person to whom code applies

        12. 117.Transitional schemes on cessation of application of code

        13. 118.Compulsory acquisition of land etc.

        14. 119.Power to give assistance in relation to certain proceedings

      19. Regulation of premium rate services

        1. 120.Conditions regulating premium rate services

        2. 121.Approval of code for premium rate services

        3. 122.Orders by OFCOM in the absence of a code under s. 121

        4. 123.Enforcement of s. 120 conditions

        5. 124.Suspending service provision for contraventions of s. 120 conditions

      20. Offences relating to networks and services

        1. 125.Dishonestly obtaining electronic communications services

        2. 126.Possession or supply of apparatus etc. for contravening s. 125

        3. 127.Improper use of public electronic communications network

      21. Persistent misuse of network or service

        1. 128.Notification of misuse of networks and services

        2. 129.Enforcement notifications for stopping persistent misuse

        3. 130.Penalties for persistent misuse

        4. 131.Statement of policy on persistent misuse

      22. Powers to deal with emergencies

        1. 132.Powers to require suspension or restriction of a provider’s entitlement

        2. 133.Enforcement of directions under s. 132

      23. Restrictions in leases and licences

        1. 134.Restrictions in leases and licences

      24. Information provisions

        1. 135.Information required for purposes of Chapter 1 functions

        2. 136.Information required for related purposes

        3. 137.Restrictions on imposing information requirements

        4. 138.Notification of contravention of information requirements

        5. 139.Penalties for contravention of information requirements

        6. 140.Suspending service provision for information contraventions

        7. 141.Suspending apparatus supply for information contraventions

        8. 142.Procedure for directions under ss. 140 and 141

        9. 143.Enforcement of directions under ss. 140 and 141

        10. 144.Offences in connection with information requirements

        11. 145.Statement of policy on information gathering

        12. 146.Provision of information by OFCOM

      25. Abolition of telecommunications licensing etc.

        1. 147.Repeal of provisions of Telecommunications Act 1984

      26. Local authority powers in relation to networks and services

        1. 148.Powers of local authorities in connection with networks

      27. Grants for networks and services in Northern Ireland

        1. 149.Grants by Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

        2. 150.Grants by district councils

      28. Interpretation of Chapter 1

        1. 151.Interpretation of Chapter 1

    2. Chapter 2 Spectrum use

      1. General functions relating to spectrum use

        1. 152.General functions of OFCOM in relation to radio spectrum

        2. 153.United Kingdom Plan for Frequency Authorisation

        3. 154.Duties of OFCOM when carrying out spectrum functions

        4. 155.Advisory service in relation to interference

        5. 156.Directions with respect to the radio spectrum

        6. 157.Procedure for directions under s. 156

      2. Reservation of spectrum for multiplex use

        1. 158.Special duty in relation to television multiplexes

      3. Recognised spectrum access

        1. 159.Grant of recognised spectrum access

        2. 160.Effect of grant of recognised spectrum access

        3. 161.Charges in respect of grants of recognised spectrum access

        4. 162.Conversion into and from wireless telegraphy licences

      4. Crown use of the radio spectrum

        1. 163.Payments for use of radio spectrum by the Crown

      5. Limitations and exemptions applied to spectrum use

        1. 164.Limitations on authorised spectrum use

        2. 165.Terms etc. of wireless telegraphy licences

        3. 166.Exemption from need for wireless telegraphy licence

      6. Award and transfer of licences

        1. 167.Bidding for wireless telegraphy licences

        2. 168.Spectrum trading

      7. Variation and revocation of licences

        1. 169.Variation and revocation of wireless telegraphy licences

      8. Wireless telegraphy register

        1. 170.Wireless telegraphy register

      9. Information requirements

        1. 171.Information requirements in relation to wireless telegraphy licences

      10. Criminal proceedings etc.

        1. 172.Contraventions of conditions for use of wireless telegraphy

        2. 173.Meaning of “repeated contravention” in s. 172

        3. 174.Procedure for prosecutions of wireless telegraphy offences

        4. 175.Special procedure for contraventions by multiplex licence holders

        5. 176.Amount of penalty under s. 175

        6. 177.Relevant amount of gross revenue” for the purposes of s. 176

        7. 178.Proceedings for an offence relating to apparatus use

        8. 179.Modification of penalties for certain wireless telegraphy offences

        9. 180.Fixed penalties for certain wireless telegraphy offences

        10. 181.Power of arrest

        11. 182.Forfeiture etc. of restricted apparatus

      11. Construction of 1949 Act

        1. 183.Modification of definition of “undue interference

        2. 184.Modification of definition of “wireless telegraphy

    3. Chapter 3 Disputes and appeals

      1. Disputes

        1. 185.Reference of disputes to OFCOM

        2. 186.Action by OFCOM on dispute reference

        3. 187.Legal proceedings about referred disputes

        4. 188.Procedure for resolving disputes

        5. 189.Disputes involving other member States

        6. 190.Resolution of referred disputes

        7. 191.OFCOM’s power to require information in connection with dispute

      2. Appeals

        1. 192.Appeals against decisions by OFCOM, the Secretary of State etc.

        2. 193.Reference of price control matters to the Competition Commission

        3. 194.Composition of Competition Commission for price control references

        4. 195.Decisions of the Tribunal

        5. 196.Appeals from the Tribunal

      3. Interpretation of Chapter 3

        1. 197.Interpretation of Chapter 3

  4. Part 3 Television and Radio Services

    1. Chapter 1 The BBC, C4C the Welsh Authority and the Gaelic media service

      1. The BBC

        1. 198.Functions of OFCOM in relation to the BBC

      2. C4C

        1. 199.Functions of C4C

        2. 200.Removal of members of C4C

        3. 201.Deficits and surpluses of C4C

        4. 202.Borrowing limit for C4C

      3. The Welsh Authority

        1. 203.Function of OFCOM in relation to the Welsh Authority

        2. 204.Welsh Authority’s function of providing S4C and S4C Digital

        3. 205.Powers to provide other services

        4. 206.Other activities of Welsh Authority

        5. 207.Welsh Authority finances

      4. The Gaelic Media Service

        1. 208.The Gaelic Media Service

        2. 209.Membership of the Service

        3. 210.Supplementary provisions about the Service

    2. Chapter 2 Regulatory Structure for Independent Television Services

      1. Preliminary

        1. 211.Regulation of independent television services

        2. 212.Abolition of function of assigning television frequencies

        3. 213.Abolition of licensing for local cable systems

      2. Channels 3 and 5

        1. 214.Digital Channel 3 and Channel 5 licences

        2. 215.Replacement of existing Channel 3 and Channel 5 licences

        3. 216.Renewal of Channel 3 and 5 licences

        4. 217.Financial terms of licence renewed under s. 216

      3. The public teletext service

        1. 218.Duty to secure the provision of a public teletext service

        2. 219.Licensing of the public teletext service

        3. 220.Delegation of provision of public teletext service

        4. 221.Replacement of existing public teletext provider’s licence

        5. 222.Renewal of public teletext licence

        6. 223.Financial terms of licence renewed under s. 222

      4. Meaning of initial expiry date

        1. 224.Meaning of “initial expiry date

      5. Reviews relating to licensing of Channels 3 & 5 and teletext

        1. 225.Application for review of financial terms of replacement licences

        2. 226.Application for review of financial terms in consequence of new obligations

        3. 227.Reviews under ss. 225 and 226

        4. 228.Giving effect to reviews under ss. 225 and 226

        5. 229.Report in anticipation of new licensing round

        6. 230.Orders suspending rights of renewal

      6. Replacement of Channel 4 licence

        1. 231.Replacement of Channel 4 licence

      7. Television licensable content services

        1. 232.Meaning of “television licensable content service”

        2. 233.Services that are not television licensable content services

        3. 234.Modification of ss. 232 and 233

        4. 235.Licensing of television licensable content services

        5. 236.Direction to licensee to take remedial action

        6. 237.Penalties for contravention of licence condition or direction

        7. 238.Revocation of television licensable content service licence

        8. 239.Action against licence holders who incite crime or disorder

        9. 240.Abolition of separate licences for certain television services

      8. Television multiplex services

        1. 241.Television multiplex services

        2. 242.Composition of services in television multiplexes

        3. 243.Powers where frequencies reserved for qualifying services

      9. Local digital television services

        1. 244.Local digital television services

    3. Chapter 3 Regulatory Structure for Independent Radio Services

      1. Preliminary

        1. 245.Regulation of independent radio services

        2. 246.Abolition of function of assigning radio frequencies

      2. Radio licensable content services

        1. 247.Meaning of “radio licensable content services”

        2. 248.Services that are not radio licensable content services

        3. 249.Modification of ss. 247 and 248

        4. 250.Licensing of radio licensable content services

        5. 251.Abolition of separate licences for certain sound services

      3. Licence periods etc.

        1. 252.Extension of licence periods

        2. 253.Extension and modification of existing licences

        3. 254.Renewal of local licences

        4. 255.Extension of special application procedure for local licences

      4. Provision of simulcast radio services

        1. 256.Definition of simulcast radio services

        2. 257.Promotion of simulcast radio services

      5. Multiplexes broadcasting sound programmes

        1. 258.Radio multiplex services

        2. 259.Composition of services in radio multiplexes

        3. 260.Digital sound services for inclusion in non-radio multiplexes

        4. 261.Renewal of radio multiplex licences

      6. Community radio

        1. 262.Community radio

    4. Chapter 4 Regulatory provisions

      1. Application of regulatory regimes

        1. 263.Application of regulatory regimes

      2. The public service remit for television

        1. 264.OFCOM reports on the fulfilment of the public service remit

        2. 265.Public service remits of licensed providers

        3. 266.Statements of programme policy

        4. 267.Changes of programme policy

        5. 268.Statements of service policy by the public teletext provider

        6. 269.Changes of service policy

        7. 270.Enforcement of public service remits

        8. 271.Power to amend public service remits

      3. Must-offer obligations etc. affecting public service television

        1. 272.Must-offer obligations in relation to networks

        2. 273.Must-offer obligations in relation to satellite services

        3. 274.Securing reception of must-provide services in certain areas

        4. 275.Must-provide services for the purposes of s. 274

        5. 276.Co-operation with the public teletext provider

      4. Programming quotas for public service television

        1. 277.Programming quotas for independent productions

        2. 278.Programming quotas for original productions

      5. News provision etc. on public service television

        1. 279.News and current affairs programmes

        2. 280.Appointed news providers for Channel 3

        3. 281.Disqualification from appointment as news provider

        4. 282.Power to repeal or modify Channel 3 news provider provisions

        5. 283.News providers for Channel 5

        6. 284.News provision on the public teletext service

      6. Independent and regional productions and programmes for public service television

        1. 285.Code relating to programme commissioning

        2. 286.Regional programme-making for Channels 3 and 5

        3. 287.Regional programmes on Channel 3

        4. 288.Regional programme-making for Channel 4

        5. 289.Regional matters in the public teletext service

      7. Networking arrangements for Channel 3

        1. 290.Proposals for arrangements

        2. 291.Obligation as to making and continuance of approved arrangements

        3. 292.OFCOM’s power to impose arrangements

        4. 293.Review of approved networking arrangements etc.

        5. 294.Supplemental provision about networking arrangements

      8. Special obligations for Channel 4

        1. 295.Involvement of C4 Corporation in programme-making

        2. 296.Schools programmes on Channel 4

        3. 297.Channel 4 contribution towards national television archive

      9. Special obligation for the public teletext provider

        1. 298.Conditions prohibiting interference with other services

      10. Sporting and other events of national interest

        1. 299.Categorisation of listed events

        2. 300.Effects of categorisation of listed events

        3. 301.Code relating to listed events

        4. 302.Regulations about coverage of listed events

      11. Television services for the deaf and visually impaired

        1. 303.Code relating to provision for the deaf and visually impaired

        2. 304.Procedure for issuing and revising code under s. 303

        3. 305.Meaning of “relevant date” in s. 303

        4. 306.Power to modify targets in s. 303

        5. 307.Observance of code under s. 303

        6. 308.Assistance for the visually impaired with the public teletext service

      12. Programming quotas for digital television programme services

        1. 309.Quotas for independent programmes

      13. Regulation of electronic programme guides

        1. 310.Code of practice for electronic programme guides

        2. 311.Conditions to comply with code under s. 310

      14. Character and coverage of radio services

        1. 312.Character and coverage of sound broadcasting services

        2. 313.Consultation about change of character of local services

        3. 314.Local content and character of local sound broadcasting services

        4. 315.Variations of radio multiplex licences affecting service characteristics

      15. Competition between licensed providers etc.

        1. 316.Conditions relating to competition matters

        2. 317.Exercise of Broadcasting Act powers for a competition purpose

        3. 318.Review of powers exercised for competition purposes

      16. Programme and fairness standards for television and radio

        1. 319.OFCOM’s standards code

        2. 320.Special impartiality requirements

        3. 321.Objectives for advertisements and sponsorship

        4. 322.Supplementary powers relating to advertising

        5. 323.Modification of matters to be taken into account under s. 319

        6. 324.Setting and publication of standards

        7. 325.Observance of standards code

        8. 326.Duty to observe fairness code

        9. 327.Standards with respect to fairness

        10. 328.Duty to publicise OFCOM’s functions in relation to complaints

      17. Power to proscribe unacceptable foreign television and radio services

        1. 329.Proscription orders

        2. 330.Effect of proscription order

        3. 331.Notification for enforcing proscription

        4. 332.Penalties for contravention of notification under s. 331

      18. Party political broadcasts on television and radio

        1. 333.Party political broadcasts

      19. Monitoring of programmes

        1. 334.Retention and production of recordings

      20. International obligations

        1. 335.Conditions securing compliance with international obligations

      21. Government requirements for licensed services

        1. 336.Government requirements for licensed services

      22. Equal opportunities and training

        1. 337.Promotion of equal opportunities and training

      23. Corresponding rules for the BBC and Welsh Authority

        1. 338.Corresponding rules for the BBC and the Welsh Authority

      24. Enforcement against the Welsh Authority

        1. 339.Review of fulfilment by Welsh Authority of public service remits

        2. 340.Directions to Welsh Authority to take remedial action

        3. 341.Imposition of penalties on the Welsh Authority

        4. 342.Contraventions recorded in Welsh Authority’s annual report

        5. 343.Provision of information by Welsh Authority

      25. Enforcement of licence conditions

        1. 344.Transmission of statement of findings

        2. 345.Financial penalties imposable on licence holders

        3. 346.Recovery of fees and penalties

      26. Broadcasting Act licence fees

        1. 347.Statement of charging principles

    5. Chapter 5 Media ownership and control

      1. Restrictions on licence holders

        1. 348.Modification of disqualification provisions

        2. 349.Licence holding by local authorities

        3. 350.Relaxation of licence-holding restrictions

      2. Changes of control

        1. 351.Changes of control of Channel 3 services

        2. 352.Action following review under s. 351

        3. 353.Changes of control of Channel 5

        4. 354.Action following review under s. 353

        5. 355.Variation of local licence following change of control

        6. 356.Action following review under s. 355

      3. Meaning of control

        1. 357.Meaning of “control

    6. Chapter 6 Other provisions about television and radio services

      1. Annual report on television and radio

        1. 358.Annual factual and statistical report

      2. Community radio and local digital television

        1. 359.Grants to providers

      3. Supplemental provisions of Part 3

        1. 360.Amendments of the 1990 and 1996 Acts

        2. 361.Meaning of “available for reception by members of the public

        3. 362.Interpretation of Part 3

  5. Part 4 Licensing of TV reception

    1. 363.Licence required for use of TV receiver

    2. 364.TV licences

    3. 365.TV licence fees

    4. 366.Powers to enforce TV licensing

    5. 367.Interpretation of provisions about dealer notification

    6. 368.Meanings of “television receiver” and “use”

  6. Part 5 Competition in communications markets

    1. Chapter 1 Functions of OFCOM under competition legislation

      1. 369.Matters in relation to which OFCOM have competition functions

      2. 370.OFCOM’s functions under Part 4 of the Enterprise Act 2002

      3. 371.OFCOM’s functions under the Competition Act 1998

      4. 372.Application of the Competition Act 1998 to news provision

    2. Chapter 2 Media mergers

      1. Introductory

        1. 373.Repeal of existing newspaper merger regime

        2. 374.Repeal of exclusion for newspaper mergers from general merger controls

      2. Adaptation for media mergers of main merger regime

        1. 375.Media public interest considerations

        2. 376.Adaptation of role of OFT in initial investigations and reports

        3. 377.Additional investigation and report by OFCOM

      3. Extension of special public interest regime

        1. 378.Extension of special public interest regime for certain media mergers

        2. 379.Adaptation of role of OFT in special public interest regime

        3. 380.Additional investigation and report by OFCOM: special public interest cases

      4. New general functions in relation to media mergers

        1. 381.Public consultation in relation to media mergers

        2. 382.General information duties in relation to media mergers

        3. 383.Advice and information in relation to media mergers

        4. 384.General advisory functions of OFCOM in relation to media mergers

        5. 385.Other general functions of OFCOM in relation to media mergers

        6. 386.Monitoring role for OFT in relation to media mergers

      5. Supplemental provisions of Chapter 2

        1. 387.Enforcement powers in relation to newspaper and other media mergers

        2. 388.Alterations concerning newspaper panel of Competition Commission

        3. 389.Further provision in connection with media mergers

  7. Part 6 Miscellaneous and Supplemental

    1. Annual report

      1. 390.Annual report on the Secretary of State’s functions

    2. Review of media ownership

      1. 391.Review of media ownership

    3. Guidelines as to penalties

      1. 392.Penalties imposed by OFCOM

    4. Disclosure of information

      1. 393.General restrictions on disclosure of information

    5. Notifications etc. and electronic working

      1. 394.Service of notifications and other documents

      2. 395.Notifications and documents in electronic form

      3. 396.Timing and location of things done electronically

    6. Other miscellaneous provisions

      1. 397.Purchase of Duchy of Lancaster land

      2. 398.Repeal of certain provisions of the Telecommunications Act 1984

    7. Supplemental

      1. 399.Expenses

      2. 400.Destination of licence fees and penalties

      3. 401.Power of OFCOM to retain costs of carrying out spectrum functions

      4. 402.Power of Secretary of State to make orders and regulations

      5. 403.Regulations and orders made by OFCOM

      6. 404.Criminal liability of company directors etc.

      7. 405.General interpretation

      8. 406.Minor and consequential amendments, transitionals and repeals

      9. 407.Pre-consolidation amendments

      10. 408.Transitional provision for anticipatory carrying out of functions

      11. 409.Modifications consequential on regulations implementing Directives

      12. 410.Application of enactments to territorial sea and other waters

      13. 411.Short title, commencement and extent

  8. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Functions transferred to OFCOM

      1. Wireless telegraphy functions

        1. 1.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), the functions of...

        2. 2.(1) The functions of the Secretary of State under section...

      2. Functions in relation to the licensing etc. of television services

        1. 3.The following functions of the Independent Television Commission are transferred...

      3. Functions in relation to C4C

        1. 4.The functions conferred on the Independent Television Commission by or...

      4. Functions in relation to the licensing of radio services

        1. 5.The following functions of the Radio Authority are transferred to...

      5. Functions in relation to the proscription of foreign satellite services

        1. 6.The functions of the Independent Television Commission and of the...

      6. Functions in relation to Gaelic broadcasting

        1. 7.The functions of the Independent Television Commission under sections 183...

      7. Functions in relation to the national television archive

        1. 8.The functions of the Independent Television Commission under section 185...

      8. Warrants to enter and search premises to enforce broadcasting licences provisions

        1. 9.The functions of the Independent Television Commission and of the...

      9. Variation of existing Channel 3 and Channel 5 licences

        1. 10.Any power to vary licences which is conferred on the...

      10. Reports for the purposes of the review of digital broadcasting

        1. 11.The functions of the Independent Television Commission and of the...

      11. Functions in relation to reservation of digital capacity to the BBC

        1. 12.The function of the Secretary of State under section 49(4)...

      12. Functions in relation to listed events

        1. 13.The functions of the Independent Television Commission under Part 4...

      13. Functions relating to fairness and privacy in broadcasting

        1. 14.The following functions of the Broadcasting Standards Commission under Part...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Transfer schemes

      1. Contents of transfer scheme

        1. 1.(1) A transfer scheme— (a) shall set out the property,...

      2. Effect of transfer scheme

        1. 2.(1) Property transferred by a transfer scheme shall, on the...

      3. Retrospective modification of a transfer scheme

        1. 3.(1) If at any time after the coming into force...

      4. Compensation

        1. 4.(1) Where, in consequence of any provision included in a...

      5. Stamp duty

        1. 5.(1) Stamp duty is not to be chargeable—

      6. Interpretation of Schedule

        1. 6.In this Schedule “transfer scheme” means a scheme made by...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Amendments of Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act 1984

      1. Introductory

        1. 1.Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act 1984 (c. 12) (the...

      2. Meaning of conduit system and electronic communications apparatus, network or service

        1. 2.(1) In sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 1 (interpretation of the...

      3. Meaning of operator and operator’s system

        1. 3.(1) In sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 1 for the definitions...

      4. Provision of a conduit system

        1. 4.After sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 1 there shall be inserted—...

      5. General amendments

        1. 5.In paragraphs 2 to 28— (a) for the words “telecommunication...

      6. Power to fly lines

        1. 6.In paragraph 10 (power to fly lines), after sub-paragraph (2)...

      7. Power to require alteration of apparatus

        1. 7.In paragraph 20(4)(b) (alteration not to interfere with service provided...

      8. Undertaker’s works

        1. 8.In paragraph 23(10) (interpretation of provisions relating to undertakers' works),...

      9. Notices under the code

        1. 9.(1) In sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 24 (notices in a...

      10. Application of code to the Crown

        1. 10.In paragraph 26(4) (Crown application provision not to apply where...

      11. Effect of agreements concerning sharing of apparatus

        1. 11.After paragraph 28, there shall be inserted— Effect of agreements...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Compulsory purchase and entry for exploratory purposes

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “code operator” means a provider of an...

      2. General duties with respect to powers under Schedule

        1. 2.In exercising his powers under this Schedule it shall be...

      3. Compulsory purchase of land: England and Wales

        1. 3.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the Secretary of State may...

      4. Compulsory purchase of land: Scotland

        1. 4.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the Secretary of State may...

      5. Compulsory purchase of land: Northern Ireland

        1. 5.(1) Where a code operator proposes to acquire, otherwise than...

      6. Entry on land for exploratory purposes: England and Wales

        1. 6.(1) A person— (a) nominated by a code operator, and...

      7. Entry on land for exploratory purposes: Scotland

        1. 7.(1) A person— (a) nominated by a code operator, and...

      8. Entry on land for exploratory purposes: Northern Ireland

        1. 8.(1) A person— (a) nominated by a code operator, and...

      9. Acquisition of land by agreement

        1. 9.(1) For the purpose of the acquisition by agreement by...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Procedure for grants of recognised spectrum access

      1. General procedure for applications

        1. 1.(1) An application for a grant of recognised spectrum access...

      2. Information to be provided in connection with applications

        1. 2.The grounds on which a grant of recognised spectrum access...

      3. Notice of proposed refusal of application

        1. 3.(1) Where OFCOM propose to refuse an application for a...

      4. Duration of grant

        1. 4.A grant of recognised spectrum access continues in force, unless...

      5. Revocation or modification

        1. 5.OFCOM may revoke or modify a grant of recognised spectrum...

      6. Notice of proposed revocation or modification

        1. 6.(1) Where OFCOM propose to revoke or modify a grant...

      7. Restriction on powers of revocation and modification

        1. 7.(1) The conditions that OFCOM may include in a grant...

      8. Interpretation

        1. 8.In this Schedule, “stations for wireless telegraphy” and “apparatus for...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Fixed penalties for wireless telegraphy offences

      1. Offences to which this Schedule applies

        1. 1.(1) This Schedule applies to an offence under the Wireless...

      2. Fixed penalties and fixed penalty notices

        1. 2.(1) The fixed penalty for a relevant offence is such...

      3. Issuing of fixed penalty notice

        1. 3.(1) If OFCOM have reason to believe that a person...

      4. Content of fixed penalty notice

        1. 4.(1) A fixed penalty notice must— (a) state the alleged...

      5. Withdrawal of fixed penalty notice

        1. 5.If it appears to a person who has issued a...

      6. Notification to person to whom payment is to be made

        1. 6.A person who issues or withdraws a fixed penalty notice...

      7. Effect of fixed penalty notice

        1. 7.(1) This paragraph applies if a fixed penalty notice is...

      8. Payment of fixed penalty

        1. 8.(1) If the alleged offender decides to pay the fixed...

      9. Effect of payment

        1. 9.If the fixed penalty specified in a fixed penalty notice...

      10. Service of statement and proof of service

        1. 10.(1) This paragraph applies to proceedings for a relevant offence....

      11. Certificate about payment

        1. 11.In any proceedings, a certificate— (a) that payment of a...

      12. Regulations

        1. 12.The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision as...

      13. Interpretation

        1. 13.In this Schedule “relevant officer” means— (a) in relation to...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Seizure and forfeiture of apparatus

      1. Application of Schedule

        1. 1.(1) This Schedule applies to restricted apparatus seized, after the...

      2. Notice of seizure

        1. 2.(1) OFCOM must give notice of the seizure of the...

      3. Notice of claim

        1. 3.A person claiming that the restricted apparatus is not liable...

        2. 4.(1) A notice of claim must be given within one...

      4. Condemnation

        1. 5.The restricted apparatus is to be taken to have been...

        2. 6.(1) Where a notice of claim in respect of the...

        3. 7.Where the restricted apparatus is condemned or taken to have...

      5. Proceedings for condemnation by court

        1. 8.Proceedings for condemnation are civil proceedings and may be instituted—...

        2. 9.Proceedings for the condemnation of restricted apparatus instituted in a...

        3. 10.(1) In proceedings for condemnation that are instituted in England...

        4. 11.(1) In the case of proceedings for condemnation instituted in...

        5. 12.Where an appeal has been made (whether by case stated...

      6. Disposal of unclaimed property

        1. 13.(1) This paragraph applies where a requirement is imposed by...

      7. Provisions as to proof

        1. 14.In proceedings arising out of the seizure of restricted apparatus,...

        2. 15.In any proceedings, the condemnation by a court of restricted...

      8. Special provisions as to certain claimants

        1. 16.(1) This paragraph applies for the purposes of a claim...

      9. Saving for owner’s rights

        1. 17.Neither the imposition of a requirement by or under this...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Decisions not subject to appeal

      1. Prosecutions and civil proceedings

        1. 1.A decision to institute, bring or carry on any criminal...

        2. 2.A decision (other than one under section 119) to take...

      2. This Act

        1. 3.A decision relating to the making or revision of a...

        2. 4.A decision required to be published in a notification under...

        3. 5.A decision given effect to by an order under section...

        4. 6.A decision given effect to by regulations under section 66....

        5. 7.A decision given effect to by regulations under section 71....

        6. 8.A decision required to be published in a notification under...

        7. 9.A decision given effect to by an order under section...

        8. 10.A decision relating to the making or revision of a...

        9. 11.A decision given effect to by an order under section...

        10. 12.A decision relating to the making or revision of a...

        11. 13.A decision relating to the publication of the United Kingdom...

        12. 14.A decision in exercise of the functions conferred on OFCOM...

        13. 15.A decision under section 155.

        14. 16.A decision under section 158.

        15. 17.A decision given effect to by regulations under section 159....

        16. 18.A decision given effect to by regulations under section 162....

        17. 19.A decision given effect to by an order under section...

        18. 20.A decision given effect to by regulations under section 168....

        19. 21.A decision given effect to by regulations under section 170...

        20. 22.A decision to impose a penalty under section 175(1).

        21. 23.A decision relating to the making or revision of a...

        22. 24.A decision given effect to by regulations under paragraph 1...

        23. 25.A decision under any provision of Schedule 6.

        24. 26.A decision under any provision of Schedule 7.

      3. Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949

        1. 27.A decision given effect to by regulations under the proviso...

        2. 28.A decision given effect to by regulations under section 1D(3)...

        3. 29.A decision given effect to by regulations under section 3...

        4. 30.A decision given effect to by regulations under section 10...

        5. 31.A decision relating to the making or revision of a...

        6. 32.A decision for the purposes of section 15 of that...

      4. Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998

        1. 33.A decision given effect to by regulations under section 1...

        2. 34.A decision given effect to by regulations under section 3...

        3. 35.A decision given effect to by regulations under section 3A...

        4. 36.A decision relating to the recovery of a sum payable...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Arrangements about carrying on of C4C’s activities

      1. Notification of requirement to submit proposals

        1. 1.(1) It shall be the duty of OFCOM to give...

      2. Submission of proposed arrangements

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies where C4C have received a notification...

      3. Consideration and approval of proposals

        1. 3.(1) OFCOM must consider every proposal or revised proposal submitted...

      4. Duration of approval and modification of arrangements

        1. 4.(1) Arrangements approved under this Schedule are to remain in...

      5. Publication of approved arrangements

        1. 5.(1) OFCOM must publish all arrangements approved by them under...

      6. Duty of C4C to act in accordance with the approved arrangements

        1. 6.It shall be the duty of C4C to act in...

      7. nforcement of duties

        1. 7.(1) This paragraph applies to— (a) every duty of C4C...

      8. Penalty for contravention of the arrangements

        1. 8.(1) OFCOM may impose a penalty on C4C if C4C...

      9. OFCOM’s duty to take account of need to support C4C’s primary functions

        1. 9.In exercising their powers under this Schedule OFCOM must have...

      10. Interpretation of Schedule

        1. 10.In this Schedule— “arrangements” means arrangements about the procedures and...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Licensing the public teletext service

      1. Part 1 Applications for and award of licence

        1. Notice of proposal to grant licence

          1. 1.(1) Where OFCOM propose to grant a licence to provide...

        2. Guidance as to applications

          1. 2.(1) When publishing a notice under paragraph 1, OFCOM must...

        3. Applications for the licence

          1. 3.(1) An application made in response to a notice under...

        4. Notice inviting public representations

          1. 4.(1) As soon as reasonably practicable after the date specified...

        5. Determination of applications

          1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies where, in response to a notice...

        6. Revocation of award

          1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies if, at any time after a...

      2. Part 2 Conditions and enforcement of licence

        1. Payments to be made in respect of the public teletext service

          1. 7.(1) A licence to provide the public teletext service must...

        2. Corrections and statements of findings by the public teletext provider

          1. 8.(1) Section 40 of the 1990 Act (power to direct...

        3. Enforcement of the licence for the public teletext service

          1. 9.(1) If OFCOM are satisfied that the holder of the...

        4. Power to shorten licence period

          1. 10.(1) If OFCOM are satisfied that the holder of the...

        5. Revocation for contravention of condition or direction

          1. 11.Section 42 of the 1990 Act (revocation for contravention) shall...

        6. Penalty on revocation

          1. 12.(1) Where OFCOM revoke the licence to provide the public...

        7. Power to modify penalties in paragraph 12

          1. 13.(1) The Secretary of State may by order substitute a...

      3. Part 3 Interpretation of Schedule

        1. 14.In this Schedule “licence period”, in relation to a licence,...

        2. 15.(1) For the purposes of this Schedule the qualifying revenue...

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      Approval, imposition and modification of networking arrangements

      1. Application of Schedule

        1. 1.(1) This Schedule applies where OFCOM’s approval of networking arrangements...

      2. Approval required for modifications

        1. 2.(1) Where networking arrangements are approved by OFCOM for purposes...

      3. Procedure for giving approval

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where arrangements or modifications are submitted...

      4. Decision of OFCOM whether or not to approve arrangements or modifications

        1. 4.(1) The decision made by OFCOM under paragraph 3(4) has...

      5. Notification of decisions on imposition of arrangements

        1. 5.(1) Where OFCOM impose arrangements they must prepare and publish...

      6. Competition tests applying to OFCOM’s decisions

        1. 6.(1) OFCOM must not— (a) approve arrangements or modifications,

      7. Other matters to be taken into account

        1. 7.(1) OFCOM must not— (a) approve arrangements or modifications,

      8. Duty to refuse approval in certain cases

        1. 8.(1) This paragraph applies to a decision by OFCOM—

      9. Appeals against decisions relating to competition test

        1. 9.(1) A person holding a regional Channel 3 licence may...

      10. Decisions on an appeal

        1. 10.(1) Appeals to the Tribunal under paragraph 9 are to...

      11. Appeals against decisions of the Tribunal

        1. 11.(1) A decision of the Tribunal on an appeal under...

      12. Information for OFCOM

        1. 12.(1) OFCOM may by notice require a person—

      13. Enforcement of information provisions

        1. 13.(1) The court may, on an application by OFCOM, enquire...

      14. Confidentiality and defamation

        1. 14.(1) When publishing a report prepared under paragraph 4 or...

      15. Interpretation of Schedule

        1. 15.In this Schedule— “competition test” is to be construed in...

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      Corresponding obligations of the BBC and Welsh Authority

      1. Part 1 The BBC

        1. Quotas for independent productions

          1. 1.(1) It shall be the duty of the BBC to...

        2. Duty to publicise complaints procedures etc.

          1. 2.(1) It shall be the duty of the BBC to...

      2. Part 2 The Welsh Authority

        1. Public service remits of the Welsh Authority services

          1. 3.(1) It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority...

        2. Statements of programme policy

          1. 4.(1) It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority—...

        3. Must-offer obligations in relation to networks and satellite services

          1. 5.(1) It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority...

        4. Supply of services by satellite in certain areas

          1. 6.It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority—

        5. Programming quotas for independent productions

          1. 7.(1) It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority...

        6. Programme quotas for original productions

          1. 8.(1) It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority,...

        7. News and current affairs programmes

          1. 9.(1) It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority,...

        8. Code relating to programme commissioning

          1. 10.(1) It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority...

        9. Co-operation with the public teletext provider

          1. 11.(1) The Welsh Authority must grant access to the public...

        10. Programme standards

          1. 12.It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority in...

          2. 13.It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority to...

          3. 14.(1) It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority...

          4. 15.(1) This paragraph applies if OFCOM are satisfied—

        11. Directions with respect to advertising

          1. 16.(1) The Welsh Authority must comply with directions given to...

        12. Fairness standards

          1. 17.It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority to...

        13. Party political broadcasts

          1. 18.(1) It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority...

        14. Duty to publicise complaints procedures etc.

          1. 19.(1) It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority...

        15. Monitoring of programmes

          1. 20.(1) It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority—...

        16. Compliance with international obligations

          1. 21.(1) OFCOM may give the Welsh Authority such directions as...

        17. Services for the deaf and visually impaired

          1. 22.It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority to...

        18. Equality of opportunity

          1. 23.(1) It shall be the duty of the Welsh Authority...

        19. Meaning of Welsh Authority’s public services

          1. 24.(1) In this Part of this Schedule, references to the...

    13. SCHEDULE 13

      Financial penalties under the Broadcasting Acts

      1. Part 1 Broadcasting Act 1990

        1. Preliminary

          1. 1.The 1990 Act shall be amended as follows.

        2. Revocation of television services licence

          1. 2.(1) In subsection (3) of section 18 (penalty on revocation...

        3. Licences for Channel 3 services and for Channels 4 and 5

          1. 3.(1) For subsection (2) of section 41 (penalties for failure...

        4. Restricted services licences

          1. 4.(1) In subsection (2) of section 42B (application of sections...

        5. Additional television services licences

          1. 5.(1) For subsection (2) of section 55 (penalties for failure...

        6. Revocation of national sound broadcasting licence

          1. 6.(1) In subsection (3) of section 101 (penalty on revocation...

        7. Licences for analogue sound services

          1. 7.(1) For subsection (2) of section 110 (penalties for failure...

        8. Additional radio services licences

          1. 8.(1) For subsection (2) of section 120 (penalties for failure...

        9. Power to amend penalties under the 1990 Act

          1. 9.(1) The Secretary of State may by order amend any...

      2. Part 2 Broadcasting Act 1996

        1. Preliminary

          1. 10.The 1996 Act shall be amended as follows.

        2. Revocation of television multiplex licences

          1. 11.(1) In subsection (5) of section 11 (penalty on revocation...

        3. Attribution of television multiplex revenue

          1. 12.(1) In subsection (1) of section 15 (attribution of multiplex...

        4. Multiplex licences

          1. 13.(1) In subsection (2) of section 17 (penalty for failure...

        5. Digital television programme licences

          1. 14.(1) In subsection (2) of section 23 (penalty for failure...

        6. Digital additional television services licences

          1. 15.(1) In subsection (2) of section 27 (penalty for failure...

        7. Power to amend digital television penalties

          1. 16.For section 36(2) and (3) (provisions that may be amended...

        8. Revocation of radio multiplex licences

          1. 17.(1) In section 53(5) (maximum penalty on revocation of radio...

        9. Attribution of radio multiplex revenue

          1. 18.(1) In subsection (1) of section 57 (attribution of multiplex...

        10. Contraventions of conditions of radio multiplex licences

          1. 19.(1) In subsection (2) of section 59 (penalty for failure...

        11. Digital sound programme licences

          1. 20.(1) In subsection (2) of section 62 (penalty for failure...

        12. Licences for digital additional sound services

          1. 21.(1) In subsection (2) of section 66 (penalty for failure...

        13. Power to amend digital television penalties

          1. 22.For section 69(2) and (3) (provisions that may be amended...

    14. SCHEDULE 14

      Media ownership rules

      1. Part 1 Channel 3 services

        1. Ban on newspaper proprietors holding Channel 3 licences

          1. 1.(1) A person is not to hold a licence to...

        2. Restrictions on participation

          1. 2.(1) A person who is— (a) the proprietor of a...

        3. National and local newspapers and their respective national and local market shares

          1. 3.(1) In this Part of this Schedule references to a...

        4. Construction of references to running a newspaper

          1. 4.For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule a...

        5. Coverage area for a Channel 3 service

          1. 5.For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule the...

        6. Power to amend Part 1 of Schedule

          1. 6.The Secretary of State may by order repeal or otherwise...

      2. Part 2 Radio multiplex services

        1. Restriction on holding of national radio multiplex licences

          1. 7.A person is not to hold more than one national...

        2. Restriction on holding of local radio multiplex licences

          1. 8.(1) A person is not to hold any two local...

        3. Connected persons rules etc.

          1. 9.For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule, where...

        4. Power to amend Part 2 of Schedule

          1. 10.The Secretary of State may by order repeal or otherwise...

      3. Part 3 Local sound programme services

        1. Restriction on holding of local sound broadcasting licences

          1. 11.(1) The Secretary of State may by order impose—

        2. Restriction applying to local digital sound programme services

          1. 12.(1) The Secretary of State may by order impose requirements,...

        3. Powers supplemental to powers under paragraphs 11 and 12

          1. 13.(1) An order under paragraph 11 or 12 may make...

        4. Transitional provision for orders under paragraphs 11 and 12

          1. 14.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) immediately after the coming...

      4. Part 4 Religious bodies etc.

        1. Approval required for religious bodies etc. to hold licences

          1. 15.(1) A person mentioned in paragraph 2(1) of Part 2...

        2. Power to amend Part 4 of Schedule

          1. 16.The Secretary of State may by order repeal or otherwise...

      5. Part 5 Supplemental provisions of Schedule

        1. Procedure for orders

          1. 17.(1) Before making an order under any provision of this...

        2. Interpretation of Schedule

          1. 18.(1) Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the 1990 Act...

    15. SCHEDULE 15

      Amendments of Broadcasting Acts

      1. Part 1 Amendments of the 1990 Act

        1. Licences under Part 1

          1. 1.(1) Section 3 of the 1990 Act (licensing under Part...

        2. General licence conditions

          1. 2.(1) Section 4 of the 1990 Act (general licence conditions)...

        3. Restrictions on licence holding

          1. 3.(1) Section 5 of the 1990 Act (restrictions on licence...

        4. Repeal of previous regulatory regime

          1. 4.Sections 6 to 12 of the 1990 Act (which contain...

        5. Prohibition on providing television services without a licence

          1. 5.(1) Section 13 of the 1990 Act (prohibition on providing...

        6. Television broadcasting on Channel 3

          1. 6.In section 14 of the 1990 Act (establishment of Channel...

        7. Applications for Channel 3 licences

          1. 7.(1) Section 15 of the 1990 Act (applications for Channel...

        8. Procedure on consideration of applications for Channel 3 licences

          1. 8.(1) Section 16 of the 1990 Act (consideration of applications...

        9. Television broadcasting on Channel 3

          1. 9.(1) Section 17 of the 1990 Act (award of licences...

        10. Financial conditions of licence and failures to begin a service

          1. 10.In sections 17A to 19 of the 1990 Act (financial...

        11. Changes of control in period after award of licence

          1. 11.(1) Section 21 of the 1990 Act (changes of control...

        12. Temporary provision of Channel 3 service for an additional area

          1. 12.In section 22 of the 1990 Act (temporary provision of...

        13. Appointment of members of C4 Corporation

          1. 13.In section 23 of the 1990 Act (appointment of C4C...

        14. Channel 4 licence

          1. 14.In section 24(3) of the 1990 Act (Channel 4 licence),...

        15. Channel 5

          1. 15.In section 28 of the 1990 Act (Channel 5), for...

        16. Application to Channel 5 of Channel 3 provisions

          1. 16.(1) In section 29 of the 1990 Act (application to...

        17. Announcement of programme Schedules

          1. 17.In section 37(1) of the 1990 Act (conditions requiring announcement...

        18. Enforcement of conditions of Channel 3, Channel 4 and Channel 5 licences

          1. 18.(1) In sections 40 to 42 of the 1990 Act...

        19. Restricted services

          1. 19.In section 42B(1) of the 1990 Act (licensing of restricted...

        20. Additional television services

          1. 20.(1) Section 48 of the 1990 Act (additional services) shall...

        21. Licensing of additional television services

          1. 21.(1) Section 49 of the 1990 Act (licensing of additional...

        22. Applications for additional services licences

          1. 22.(1) Section 50 of the 1990 Act (applications for additional...

        23. Procedure on application etc. for additional television services licences

          1. 23.(1) Section 51 of the 1990 Act (consideration of applications...

        24. Additional payments in respect of additional television services licences

          1. 24.In section 52 of the 1990 Act (additional payments in...

        25. Duration of additional television services licences

          1. 25.(1) Section 53 of the 1990 Act (duration and renewal...

        26. Additional television services not to interfere with other transmissions

          1. 26.(1) Section 54 of the 1990 Act (additional television services...

        27. Enforcement of additional television services licences

          1. 27.(1) Section 55 of the 1990 Act (further provision in...

        28. The Welsh Authority

          1. 28.(1) Section 58 of the 1990 Act (sources of programmes...

        29. Distribution of licensed public service channels

          1. 29.(1) Section 66 of the 1990 Act (requirements relating to...

        30. Enforcement of licences held by BBC companies

          1. 30.In section 66A of the 1990 Act (enforcement of licences...

        31. Interpretation of Part 1

          1. 31.(1) Section 71 of the 1990 Act (interpretation) shall be...

        32. Licensing functions of OFCOM

          1. 32.(1) Section 85 of the 1990 Act (licensing of independent...

        33. Licences under Part 3 of the 1990 Act

          1. 33.(1) Section 86 of the 1990 Act (licences under Part...

        34. General licence conditions

          1. 34.(1) Section 87 of the 1990 Act (general licence conditions)...

        35. Restrictions on holding licences

          1. 35.(1) Section 88 of the 1990 Act (restrictions on the...

        36. Disqualification of persons convicted of transmission offences

          1. 36.(1) Section 89 of the 1990 Act (offences giving rise...

        37. Offence of providing regulated radio services

          1. 37.(1) Section 97 of the 1990 Act (prohibition on providing...

        38. Applications for national licences

          1. 38.(1) Section 98 of the 1990 Act (applications for national...

        39. Consideration of applications for a national licence

          1. 39.(1) Section 99 of the 1990 Act (consideration of applications...

        40. Award of national licences

          1. 40.In section 100 of the 1990 Act (award of national...

        41. Failure to begin providing licensed service

          1. 41.(1) Section 101 of the 1990 Act (failure to begin...

        42. Additional payments in respect of national licences

          1. 42.In section 102 of the 1990 Act (additional payments in...

        43. Restrictions affecting change in control of holder of national licence

          1. 43.(1) Section 103 of the 1990 Act (restrictions on change...

        44. Renewal of national licences

          1. 44.(1) Section 103A of the 1990 Act (renewal of national...

        45. Applications for local licences

          1. 45.(1) Section 104 of the 1990 Act (application for local...

        46. Renewal of local licences

          1. 46.(1) Section 104A of the 1990 Act (renewal of local...

        47. Special procedure for applications for local licences

          1. 47.(1) Section 104B of the 1990 Act (special procedure for...

        48. Special requirements relating to grant of local licences

          1. 48.(1) Section 105 of the 1990 Act (special requirements relating...

        49. Requirements as to character and coverage of services

          1. 49.In subsections (1) to (4) and (6) of section 106...

        50. Enforcement of licences

          1. 50.In sections 109 to 111A of the 1990 Act (enforcement...

        51. Power to suspend licences to provide radio licensable content services from a satellite

          1. 51.(1) Section 111B of the 1990 Act (power to suspend...

        52. Additional radio services

          1. 52.(1) Section 114 of the 1990 Act (additional radio services)...

        53. Licensing of additional radio services

          1. 53.(1) Section 115 of the 1990 Act (licensing of additional...

        54. Applications for additional radio services licences

          1. 54.(1) Section 116 of the 1990 Act (applications for additional...

        55. Procedure for awarding additional radio services licences

          1. 55.(1) Section 117 of the 1990 Act (procedure for awarding...

        56. Additional payments in respect of additional radio services licences

          1. 56.In section 118 of the 1990 Act (additional payments in...

        57. Additional radio services not to interfere with other transmissions

          1. 57.(1) Section 119 of the 1990 Act (additional radio services...

        58. Enforcement of additional radio services licences

          1. 58.In section 120 of the 1990 Act (enforcement of additional...

        59. Interpretation

          1. 59.In subsection (1) of section 126 of the 1990 Act...

        60. Duty to provide advance information about programmes

          1. 60.In column 1 of the Table in section 176(7) of...

        61. Proscription of foreign satellite services

          1. 61.(1) Section 177 of the 1990 Act (proscription of foreign...

        62. Financing of Gaelic Broadcasting

          1. 62.(1) Section 183 of the 1990 Act (financing of Gaelic...

        63. Gaelic Broadcasting in Scotland

          1. 63.(1) Section 184 of the 1990 Act (broadcasting of programmes...

        64. Maintenance of the national television archive

          1. 64.(1) In section 185 of the 1990 Act (maintenance of...

        65. Modification of networking arrangements

          1. 65.(1) Section 193 of the 1990 Act (modification of networking...

        66. Search warrants

          1. 66.(1) Section 196 of the 1990 Act (grant of search...

        67. Notices

          1. 67.In section 199(5) of the 1990 Act (publication of notices),...

        68. Interpretation

          1. 68.(1) Section 202 of the 1990 Act (general interpretation) shall...

        69. Disqualified persons

          1. 69.(1) Schedule 2 to the 1990 Act (restrictions on the...

        70. C4C

          1. 70.(1) Schedule 3 to the 1990 Act (provision about constitution...

        71. The Welsh Authority

          1. 71.(1) Schedule 6 to the 1990 Act (provision about constitution...

        72. Computation of qualifying revenue

          1. 72.(1) Schedule 7 to the 1990 Act (computation of “qualifying...

        73. The Gaelic Television Committee

          1. 73.(1) Schedule 19 to the 1990 Act (Gaelic Television Committee)...

      2. Part 2 Amendments of the 1996 Act

        1. Multiplex services and digital programme services

          1. 74.(1) Section 1 of the 1996 Act (interpretation) shall be...

        2. Meaning of qualifying service

          1. 75.In section 2 of the 1996 Act (meaning of “qualifying...

        3. Licences under Part 1

          1. 76.(1) Section 3 of the 1996 Act (licences under Part...

        4. Licence conditions

          1. 77.(1) Section 4 of the 1996 Act (general licence conditions)...

        5. Restrictions on digital licence holding

          1. 78.(1) Section 5 of the 1996 Act (restrictions on holding...

        6. Multiplex licences

          1. 79.(1) Section 7 of the 1996 Act (multiplex licences) shall...

        7. Award of multiplex licences

          1. 80.(1) Section 8 of the 1996 Act (award of multiplex...

        8. Power to require two or more multiplex licences to be granted to one person

          1. 81.In section 9 of the 1996 Act (grant of two...

        9. Award of multiplex licences subject to conditions

          1. 82.(1) Section 10 of the 1996 Act (award of multiplex...

        10. Failure to provide licensed service and revocation

          1. 83.In section 11 of the 1996 Act (failure to provide...

        11. Conditions attached to multiplex licences

          1. 84.In section 12 of the 1996 Act (conditions attached to...

        12. Additional payments in respect of multiplex licences

          1. 85.In section 13 of the 1996 Act (additional payments in...

        13. Multiplex revenue

          1. 86.(1) Section 14 of the 1996 Act (multiplex revenue) shall...

        14. Attribution of multiplex revenue to multiplex providers

          1. 87.(1) Section 15 of the 1996 Act (attribution of multiplex...

        15. Duration of multiplex licences

          1. 88.(1) Section 16 of the 1996 Act (duration and renewal...

        16. Enforcement of multiplex licences

          1. 89.In section 17 of the 1996 Act (enforcement of multiplex...

        17. Licensing of digital programme services

          1. 90.(1) Section 18 of the 1996 Act (licensing of digital...

        18. Conditions of licences for digital programme services

          1. 91.(1) Section 19 of the 1996 Act (conditions of licences...

        19. Duration and enforcement of multiplex licenses

          1. 92.(1) Section 23 of the 1996 Act (enforcement of digital...

        20. Digital additional services

          1. 93.(1) Section 24 of the 1996 Act (digital additional services)...

        21. Licensing of digital additional services

          1. 94.(1) Section 25 of the 1996 Act (licensing of digital...

        22. Conditions of digital additional services licence

          1. 95.(1) Section 26 of the 1996 Act (conditions of licences...

        23. Enforcement of digital additional television services licences

          1. 96.(1) Section 27 of the 1996 Act (enforcement of digital...

        24. Digital broadcasting of Gaelic programmes

          1. 97.(1) Section 32 of the 1996 Act (digital broadcasting of...

        25. Review of digital television broadcasting

          1. 98.(1) Section 33 of the 1996 Act (review of digital...

        26. Enforcement of licences held by BBC companies

          1. 99.In section 35 of the 1996 Act (enforcement of licences...

        27. Interpretation of Part 1

          1. 100.In section 39(1) (interpretation of Part 1)—

        28. Radio multiplex services

          1. 101.(1) Section 40 of the 1996 Act (radio multiplex services)...

        29. Licences under Part 2 of the 1996 Act

          1. 102.(1) Section 42 of the 1996 Act (licences under Part...

        30. General licence conditions

          1. 103.(1) Section 43 of the 1996 Act (general licence conditions)...

        31. Restrictions on holding licences

          1. 104.(1) Section 44 of the 1996 Act (restrictions on the...

        32. National radio multiplex licences

          1. 105.(1) Section 46 of the 1996 Act (national radio multiplex...

        33. Award of national radio multiplex licences

          1. 106.In section 47 of the 1996 Act (award of national...

        34. Reservation of capacity for independent national broadcasters

          1. 107.(1) Section 48 of the 1996 Act (reservation of digital...

        35. Reservation of digital capacity for BBC

          1. 108.(1) Section 49 of the 1996 Act (reservation of digital...

        36. Local radio multiplex licences

          1. 109.(1) Section 50 of the 1996 Act (local radio multiplex...

        37. Award of local multiplex licences

          1. 110.(1) Section 51 of the 1996 Act (award of local...

        38. Power to require two or more local radio multiplex licences to be granted to one person

          1. 111.In section 52 of the 1996 Act (power to require...

        39. Failure to begin to provide licensed service

          1. 112.In section 53 of the 1996 Act (failure to provide...

        40. Conditions which may be attached to radio multiplex licences

          1. 113.In section 54 of the 1996 Act (conditions which may...

        41. Additional payments to be made in respect of national radio multiplex licences

          1. 114.In section 55 of the 1996 Act (additional payments to...

        42. Multiplex revenue

          1. 115.(1) Section 56 of the 1996 Act (multiplex revenue) shall...

        43. Attribution of radio multiplex revenue

          1. 116.(1) Section 57 of the 1996 Act (attribution of radio...

        44. Duration and renewal of radio multiplex licences

          1. 117.(1) Section 58 of the 1996 Act (duration and renewal...

        45. Enforcement of radio multiplex licences

          1. 118.In section 59 of the 1996 Act (enforcement of radio...

        46. Digital sound programme licensing

          1. 119.(1) Section 60 of the 1996 Act (digital sound programme...

        47. Conditions of digital sound programme licences

          1. 120.(1) Section 61 of the 1996 Act (conditions of licences...

        48. Enforcement of digital sound programme licences

          1. 121.(1) Section 62 of the 1996 Act (enforcement of digital...

        49. Digital additional sound services

          1. 122.In section 64 of the 1996 Act (licensing of digital...

        50. Conditions of digital additional sound service

          1. 123.(1) Section 65 of the 1996 Act (conditions of licences...

        51. Enforcement of digital additional sound services licences

          1. 124.(1) Section 66 of the 1996 Act (enforcement of digital...

        52. Review of digital radio broadcasting

          1. 125.In section 67 of the 1996 Act (review of digital...

        53. Interpretation

          1. 126.In section 72(1) of the 1996 Act (interpretation), for the...

        54. Listed events

          1. 127.(1) Section 98 of the 1996 Act (categories of service...

          2. 128.In sections 101, 101B, 102 and 103 of the 1996...

          3. 129.(1) Section 104 of the 1996 Act (code of guidance)...

          4. 130.In section 104A of the 1996 Act (provision of information...

          5. 131.In section 105(1) of the 1996 Act (interpretation of Part...

        55. Broadcasting standards

          1. 132.(1) Part 5 of the 1996 Act (the Broadcasting Standards...

          2. 133.In section 107(5)(b) of the 1996 Act (code relating to...

          3. 134.In section 115 of the 1996 Act (consideration of fairness...

          4. 135.In section 117 of the 1996 Act (duty of broadcasting...

          5. 136.(1) For subsections (1) and (2) of section 119 of...

          6. 137.In section 130(1) of the 1996 Act (interpretation of Part...

        56. Disqualification on grounds related to political objects

          1. 138.(1) Section 143 of the 1996 Act (disqualification on grounds...

        57. Offence of providing false information

          1. 139.(1) Section 144 of the 1996 Act (offence of providing...

        58. Disqualification for supplying false information

          1. 140.(1) Section 145 of the 1996 Act (disqualification for offence...

        59. Interpretation

          1. 141.In section 147(1) of the 1996 Act (general interpretation), after...

        60. Computation of qualifying revenue

          1. 142.(1) Schedule 1 to the 1996 Act (computation of “multiplex...

    16. SCHEDULE 16

      Further amendments in connection with media mergers

      1. Competition Act 1980 (c. 21)

        1. 1.In section 11C(1) of the Competition Act 1980 (application of...

      2. Gas Act 1986 (c. 44)

        1. 2.In section 41EB(4) of the Gas Act 1986 (application of...

      3. Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29)

        1. 3.In section 56CB(4) of the Electricity Act 1989 (application of...

      4. Railways Act 1993 (c. 43)

        1. 4.(1) The Railways Act 1993 shall be amended as follows....

      5. Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (c. 8)

        1. 5.In Schedule 14 to the Financial Services and Markets Act...

      6. Postal Services Act 2000 (c. 26)

        1. 6.(1) The Postal Services Act 2000 shall be amended as...

      7. Transport Act 2000 (c. 38)

        1. 7.(1) The Transport Act 2000 shall be amended as follows....

      8. Enterprise Act 2002 (c. 40)

        1. 8.(1) Section 43 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (intervention notices...

        2. 9.In section 45(1)(b) of that Act (circumstances in which the...

        3. 10.After section 50(2) of that Act (reports on references in...

        4. 11.In section 57(2) of that Act (duty to bring representations...

        5. 12.In section 58(4)(b) of that Act (retrospective effect of orders...

        6. 13.In section 60(4)(a) of that Act (final determination of matters...

        7. 14.In section 62(1)(b) of that Act (circumstances in which the...

        8. 15.After section 65(2) of that Act (reports on references in...

        9. 16.In section 67(1)(b) of that Act (intervention to protect legitimate...

        10. 17.In section 68(2)(c) of that Act (scheme for protecting legitimate...

        11. 18.(1) Section 107 of that Act (further publicity requirements) shall...

        12. 19.In section 108 of that Act (defamation) after the words...

        13. 20.(1) Section 117 of that Act (false or misleading information)...

        14. 21.In section 118(1) of that Act (excisions from reports) before...

        15. 22.In section 120(1) of that Act (review of decisions under...

        16. 23.(1) Section 121 of that Act (fees) shall be amended...

        17. 24.(1) Section 124 of that Act (orders and regulations under...

        18. 25.(1) Section 130 of that Act (index of defined expressions)...

        19. 26.In section 180(2) of that Act (application of section 117...

    17. SCHEDULE 17

      Minor and Consequential Amendments

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.(1) In any Act or instrument amended by this Schedule—...

      2. Official Secrets Act 1911

        1. 2.For the purposes of the Official Secrets Act 1911 (c....

      3. Law of Property Act 1925

        1. 3.In section 194(4) of the Law of Property Act 1925...

      4. Public Health Act 1925

        1. 4.In section 10 of the Public Health Act 1925 (c....

      5. London Overground Wires, etc Act 1933

        1. 5.(1) The London Overground Wires, etc. Act 1933 (c. xliv)...

      6. Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949

        1. 6.(1) Section 1 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 (c....

        2. 7.In section 1C of that Act (prohibition on Acts facilitating...

        3. 8.(1) Section 1D of that Act (procedure for grant of...

        4. 9.(1) Section 3 of that Act (regulations as to wireless...

        5. 10.No appeal shall be brought to the tribunal established under...

        6. 11.(1) Section 10 of that Act (regulations as to radiation...

        7. 12.(1) Section 11 of that Act (enforcement of regulations as...

        8. 13.(1) Section 12 of that Act (enforcement of regulations as...

        9. 14.(1) Section 14 of that Act (penalties and legal proceedings)...

        10. 15.(1) Section 15 of that Act (powers of entry) shall...

        11. 16.(1) Section 16 of that Act (regulations and orders) shall...

        12. 17.In section 19 of that Act (interpretation), after subsection (2)...

        13. 18.In Schedule 1 to that Act (procedures in relation to...

      7. Coast Protection Act 1949

        1. 19.In section 47 of the Coast Protection Act 1949 (c....

      8. National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949

        1. 20.(1) The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act...

      9. London County Council (General Powers) Act 1949

        1. 21.In section 7(6) of the London County Council (General Powers)...

      10. Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1953

        1. 22.(1) Section 6 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act...

      11. Army Act 1955

        1. 23.In section 44B(1)(b) of the Army Act 1955 (3 &...

      12. Air Force Act 1955

        1. 24.In section 44B(1)(b) of the Air Force Act 1955 (3...

      13. Lough Neagh and Lower Bann Drainage and Navigation Act (Northern Ireland) 1955

        1. 25.In section 17(2) of the Lough Neagh and Lower Bann...

      14. Naval Discipline Act 1957

        1. 26.In section 29B(1)(b) of the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c....

      15. Opencast Coal Act 1958

        1. 27.(1) In section 45 of the Opencast Coal Act 1958...

      16. Pipe-lines Act 1962

        1. 28.In section 40 of the Pipe-lines Act 1962 (c. 58)...

      17. London County Council (General Powers) Act 1963

        1. 29.In section 17(4)(a) of the London County Council (General Powers)...

      18. Harbours Act 1964

        1. 30.In section 53 of the Harbours Act 1964 (c. 40)...

      19. New Towns Act (Northern Ireland) 1965

        1. 31.(1) Section 25 of the New Towns Act (Northern Ireland)...

      20. Marine, &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967

        1. 32.In each of sections 4 and 5 of the Marine,...

        2. 33.(1) Section 5 of that Act shall be further amended...

        3. 34.In section 6(5) of that Act (restrictions on prosecutions), after...

        4. 35.(1) Section 7A of that Act (powers of enforcement in...

        5. 36.In section 9(1) of that Act (interpretation), after the definition...

      21. Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967

        1. 37.(1) Section 7 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1967 (c....

        2. 38.(1) Section 8 of that Act (provisions for securing enforcement...

        3. 39.In section 13(1) of that Act (regulations and order to...

      22. Countryside Act 1968

        1. 40.(1) The Countryside Act 1968 (c. 41) shall be amended...

      23. Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1969

        1. 41.In section 7(6) of the Greater London Council (General Powers)...

      24. Harbours Act (Northern Ireland) 1970

        1. 42.In section 37 of the Harbours Act (Northern Ireland) 1970...

      25. Thames Barrier and Flood Prevention Act 1972

        1. 43.In section 20(1)(a) of the Thames Barrier and Flood Prevention...

      26. Fair Trading Act 1973

        1. 44.In section 137(3) of the Fair Trading Act 1973 (c....

      27. Drainage (Northern Ireland) Order 1973

        1. 45.In paragraph 3 of Schedule 9 to the Drainage (Northern...

      28. Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1973

        1. 46.(1) In Article 57A(3)(b) of the Water and Sewerage Services...

      29. Consumer Credit Act 1974

        1. 47.In section 16(6) of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (c....

      30. House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

        1. 48.In Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the House of...

      31. Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975

        1. 49.In Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland...

      32. Welsh Development Agency Act 1975

        1. 50.(1) Section 19 of the Welsh Development Agency Act 1975...

      33. Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) Order 1979

        1. 51.In paragraph 14 of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations...

      34. Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980

        1. 52.(1) Part 3 of Schedule 28 to the Local Government,...

      35. Highways Act 1980

        1. 53.In section 35(11)(c) and (12) of the Highways Act 1980...

        2. 54.In section 115D of that Act (limits on powers to...

        3. 55.In section 142(5) of that Act (protection of telecommunications apparatus...

        4. 56.(1) This paragraph applies to the following provisions of that...

      36. New Towns Act 1981

        1. 57.(1) This paragraph applies to the following provisions of the...

      37. Acquisition of Land Act 1981

        1. 58.(1) The Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (c. 67) shall...

      38. Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

        1. 59.In Article 159A of the Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 1981...

      39. Civil Aviation Act 1982

        1. 60.In section 48(7)(b) of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 (c....

      40. Representation of the People Act 1983

        1. 61.In section 92(1)(c) of the Representation of the People Act...

        2. 62.(1) Section 93 of that Act (broadcasting of local items...

      41. Telecommunications Act 1984

        1. 63.(1) Sections 44 to 46 of the Telecommunications Act 1984...

        2. 64.In sections 79, 83, 85 and 86 of that Act...

        3. 65.In section 79(6)(b) of that Act (seizure of apparatus etc.),...

        4. 66.(1) Section 83 of that Act (disposal of seized apparatus...

        5. 67.(1) Section 84 of that Act (approval of wireless telegraphy...

        6. 68.Section 90 of that Act (funding of wireless interference service...

        7. 69.(1) Section 91 of that Act (construction of references to...

        8. 70.(1) Section 94 of that Act (directions in the interests...

        9. 71.(1) Section 98 of that Act (use of conduits for...

        10. 72.(1) Section 101 of that Act (general restrictions on disclosure...

        11. 73.In section 104 of that Act (orders and schemes), after...

        12. 74.In section 106(1) of that Act (general interpretation), after the...

        13. 75.In paragraph 18(2) of Schedule 2 to that Act (notices...

      42. Cinemas Act 1985

        1. 76.In section 21(1) of the Cinemas Act 1985 (c. 13)...

      43. Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985

        1. 77.In section 3 of the Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985 (c....

      44. Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985

        1. 78.(1) Section 70 of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (c....

      45. Housing Act 1985

        1. 79.(1) The Housing Act 1985 (c. 68) shall be amended...

      46. Airports Act 1986

        1. 80.In section 62 of the Airports Act 1986 (c. 31)...

      47. Gas Act 1986

        1. 81.In section 4AA(4)(b) of the Gas Act 1986 (c. 44)...

      48. Insolvency Act 1986

        1. 82.(1) The Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45) shall be amended...

      49. Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986

        1. 83.In section 9E(2) of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986...

      50. Channel Tunnel Act 1987

        1. 84.For section 32 of the Channel Tunnel Act 1987 (c....

        2. 85.In paragraph 3(2)(b) of Schedule 2 to that Act (supplementary...

        3. 86.(1) Part 10 of Schedule 7 to that Act (protection...

      51. Consumer Protection (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

        1. 87.(1) Article 29 of the Consumer Protection (Northern Ireland) Order...

      52. Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988

        1. 88.In section 567(2)(b) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act...

      53. Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988

        1. 89.In section 25(1) of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act...

      54. Malicious Communications Act 1988

        1. 90.In section 1(2A)(a) of the Malicious Communications Act 1988 (c....

      55. Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

        1. 91.(1) Section 69 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act...

        2. 92.(1) Section 73 of that Act (no breach of copyright...

        3. 93.(1) Paragraph 17 of Schedule 2 to that Act (no...

      56. Housing Act 1988

        1. 94.(1) Part 2 of Schedule 10 to the Housing Act...

      57. Road Traffic Act 1988

        1. 95.In section 21(3)(b) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c....

      58. Water Act 1989

        1. 96.(1) Section 174 of the Water Act 1989 (c. 15)...

      59. Road Traffic (Driver Licensing and Information Systems) Act 1989

        1. 97.(1) The Road Traffic (Driver Licensing and Information Systems) Act...

      60. Electricity Act 1989

        1. 98.In section 3A(4)(b) of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29)...

        2. 99.(1) Schedule 4 to that Act (other powers etc. of...

      61. Local Government and Housing Act 1989

        1. 100.In section 88(1)(e)(i) of the Local Government and Housing Act...

      62. Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

        1. 101.(1) The Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/2405 (N.I....

      63. Town and Country Planning Act 1990

        1. 102.In section 148(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act...

        2. 103.(1) This paragraph applies to the following provisions of that...

        3. 104.In section 280 of that Act (measures of compensation)—

        4. 105.In paragraph 1(a) of Schedule 13 to that Act (blighted...

      64. Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990

        1. 106.(1) The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990...

      65. London Local Authorities (No. 2) Act 1990

        1. 107.(1) Section 5 of the London Local Authorities (No. 2)...

      66. New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

        1. 108.(1) In the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991...

      67. Coal Mining Subsidence Act 1991

        1. 109.In section 52(1) of the Coal Mining Subsidence Act 1991...

      68. Water Industry Act 1991

        1. 110.In section 219 of the Water Industry Act 1991 (c....

        2. 111.(1) Schedule 13 to that Act (protective provisions in respect...

        3. 112.(1) Schedule 15 to that Act (disclosure of information) shall...

      69. Water Resources Act 1991

        1. 113.In section 221 of the Water Resources Act 1991 (c....

        2. 114.(1) Schedule 22 to that Act (general provisions protecting undertakings)...

        3. 115.(1) Schedule 24 to that Act (disclosure of information) shall...

      70. Land Drainage Act 1991

        1. 116.In paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 6 to the Land Drainage...

      71. Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

        1. 117.In Articles 103 (making of orders) and 104 (telecommunication apparatus)...

      72. Charities Act 1992

        1. 118.In section 60(6)(c) of the Charities Act 1992 (c. 41)...

      73. Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992

        1. 119.In section 1(5) of the Carriage of Goods by Sea...

      74. Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

        1. 120.The Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 (S.I. 1992/231 (N.I. 1))...

        2. 121.In Article 61 (restrictions on disclosure of information)—

        3. 122.(1) Schedule 4 (other powers etc. of licence holders) shall...

      75. Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993

        1. 123.(1) Part 2 of Schedule 20 to the Leasehold Reform,...

      76. Cardiff Bay Barrage Act 1993

        1. 124.In Schedule 2 to the Cardiff Bay Barrage Act 1993...

        2. 125.In paragraph 3(2)(c) of Schedule 4 to that Act (exception...

        3. 126.In paragraph 21 of Schedule 7 to that Act (powers...

      77. Railways Act 1993

        1. 127.(1) Section 145 of the Railways Act 1993 (c. 43)...

      78. Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993

        1. 128.(1) This paragraph applies to the following provisions of the...

      79. Value Added Tax Act 1994

        1. 129.(1) The Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c. 23) shall...

      80. Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

        1. 130.(1) Section 163 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order...

      81. Airports (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

        1. 131.In Article 12 of the Airports (Northern Ireland) Order 1994...

      82. Merchant Shipping Act 1995

        1. 132.In section 91(7) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (c....

      83. Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

        1. 133.(1) The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46) shall...

      84. British Waterways Act 1995

        1. 134.In section 3(1) of the British Waterways Act 1995 (c....

      85. Street Works (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

        1. 135.(1) Paragraph 7 of Schedule 2 to the Street Works...

      86. Housing Act 1996

        1. 136.In section 16(7)(a) of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52)...

      87. Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996

        1. 137.In section 105(1)(b) of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration...

      88. Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996

        1. 138.In Schedule 6 to the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act...

        2. 139.(1) Part 4 of Schedule 15 to that Act (protection...

      89. Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

        1. 140.The Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/275 (N.I. 2))...

        2. 141.In Article 44 (restrictions on disclosure of information)—

        3. 142.(1) Schedule 3 (other powers etc. of licence holders) shall...

      90. Construction Contracts (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

        1. 143.In Article 4(1)(b) of the Construction Contracts (Northern Ireland) Order...

      91. Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

        1. 144.In Article 2(2) of the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern...

      92. Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998

        1. 145.Subject to any other amendment made by any other provision...

        2. 146.In section 1 of that Act (charges for wireless telegraphy...

        3. 147.For section 2 of that Act there shall be substituted—...

        4. 148.(1) Section 4 of that Act (restriction on revocation or...

        5. 149.(1) After section 4 of that Act there shall be...

        6. 150.For section 6 of that Act there shall be substituted—...

        7. 151.(1) Section 8 of that Act (interpretation) shall be amended...

      93. Finance Act 1998

        1. 152.In section 118(1) of the Finance Act 1998 (c. 36)...

      94. Competition Act 1998

        1. 153.(1) Schedule 7 to the Competition Act 1998 (c. 41)...

        2. 154.In paragraph 1 of Schedule 7A to that Act (procedural...

      95. Regional Development Agencies Act 1998

        1. 155.(1) Schedule 6 to the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998...

      96. Finance Act 1999

        1. 156.In section 132(10) of the Finance Act 1999 (c. 16)...

      97. Greater London Authority Act 1999

        1. 157.(1) Section 235 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999...

      98. Electronic Communications Act 2000

        1. 158.In section 15(1) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000 (c....

      99. Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Act 2000

        1. 159.In section 5 of the Television Licences (Disclosure of Information)...

      100. Finance Act 2000M

        1. 160.In paragraph 8 of Schedule 38 to the Finance Act...

      101. Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

        1. 161.(1) The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c. 23)...

      102. Postal Services Act 2000

        1. 162.(1) The Postal Services Act 2000 (c. 26) shall be...

      103. Utilities Act 2000

        1. 163.(1) Section 105 of the Utilities Act 2000 (c. 27)...

      104. Freedom of Information Act 2000

        1. 164.In Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of...

      105. Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

        1. 165.(1) The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (c....

      106. Transport Act 2000

        1. 166.(1) Paragraph 3 of Schedule 9 to the Transport Act...

      107. Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

        1. 167.(1) The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (c....

      108. Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001

        1. 168.In sections 16(2)(a), 31(2)(a) and 40(6) of the Vehicles (Crime)...

      109. Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

        1. 169.In the table in section 1(1) of the Criminal Justice...

      110. Electronic Communications Act (Northern Ireland) 2001

        1. 170.In section 4(1) of the Electronic Communications Act (Northern Ireland)...

      111. Office of Communications Act 2002

        1. 171.Sections 2, 4, 5 and 6 of the Office of...

        2. 172.(1) The Schedule to that Act shall be amended as...

      112. Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002

        1. 173.(1) Section 12 of the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act...

      113. Enterprise Act 2002

        1. 174.(1) The Enterprise Act 2002 (c. 40) shall be amended...

      114. Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

        1. 175.(1) The Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (c....

    18. SCHEDULE 18

      Transitional Provisions

      1. General

        1. 1.(1) This paragraph applies where, at any time before the...

      2. Steps taken in anticipation of passing or coming into force of Act

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies where the Secretary of State or...

      3. Savings for agreements referring to the termination of a 1984 Act licence

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where a term or condition of...

      4. Saving for agreements with special provision for 1984 Act licence holders

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies in a case to which paragraph...

      5. General saving for agreements conditional on certain Broadcasting Act licences

        1. 5.(1) This paragraph has effect where an agreement in force...

      6. Orders under Part 2 of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994

        1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies where, immediately before functions under the...

      7. Pre-commencement proposals relating to universal service matters

        1. 7.(1) Where a proposal for the designation of a person...

      8. Local loop notifications

        1. 8.(1) This paragraph applies where, as a result of a...

      9. Conditions relating to premium rate services and conditions corresponding to SMP or access-related conditions

        1. 9.(1) This paragraph applies where OFCOM give a continuation notice...

      10. Pre-commencement proposals relating to market power determinations

        1. 10.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) has effect where a proposal for—

      11. Savings for licence conditions relating to accounting

        1. 11.(1) This paragraph applies where a licence granted under section...

      12. Charges under Telecommunications Act licences

        1. 12.(1) Where any amount is required by a licence under...

      13. Enforcement of breaches of licence conditions

        1. 13.(1) This paragraph applies to— (a) any provision to which...

      14. Saving for agreements having effect by reference to licensing regime

        1. 14.(1) This paragraph has effect where an agreement entered into...

      15. Fees for approvals for the purposes of licence conditions

        1. 15.(1) This paragraph has effect where a general condition set...

      16. Allocated telephone numbers

        1. 16.(1) Where immediately before the abolition of licensing telephone numbers...

      17. Electronic communications code

        1. 17.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where, immediately before the coming into...

      18. Saving for guarantees of liabilities of telecommunications code operators

        1. 18.(1) This paragraph applies where, immediately before the abolition of...

      19. Compulsory purchase

        1. 19.Where— (a) a compulsory purchase order made under section 34...

      20. Notices under section 1D of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949

        1. 20.(1) This paragraph applies to procedures set out in a...

      21. Notices under regulations under section 3 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998

        1. 21.(1) This paragraph applies to procedures set out in a...

      22. Disputes about interconnection

        1. 22.(1) Where— (a) before the revocation by this Act of...

      23. Appeals against wireless telegraphy and telecommunications decisions

        1. 23.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a decision was made...

      24. Section 94 of the Telecommunications Act 1984

        1. 24.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), provisions of Schedule 17 to...

      25. Competition Commission: specialist panel members

        1. 25.The persons who— (a) have been appointed as members of...

      26. Transitory amendments to telecommunications terms in Broadcasting Act 1990

        1. 26.(1) This paragraph has effect, in the case of each...

      27. Activities of the Welsh Authority

        1. 27.(1) No approval shall be required under section 205 for...

      28. Gaelic Broadcasting

        1. 28.The persons who are members of Comataidh Craolaidh Gaidhlig immediately...

        2. 29.(1) The continuance in force of the Multiplex Licence (Broadcasting...

      29. Pre-transfer Broadcasting Act licences

        1. 30.(1) Subject to any express provision made by this Act...

      30. Channels 3 and 5

        1. 31.A determination made by the ITC under or for the...

      31. Saving pending replacement of licences for Channels 3 and 5 and the public teletext service

        1. 32.(1) The regulatory regime for a Channel 3 service, and...

      32. Digital additional licences

        1. 33.(1) This paragraph applies where immediately before the coming into...

      33. Programme quotas

        1. 34.Any order which— (a) was made under section 16(5)(a) of...

      34. Continuity in relation to appointed news provider

        1. 35.Where a body holds an appointment for the purposes of...

      35. Networking arrangements

        1. 36.(1) Where arrangements approved for the purposes of section 39...

      36. Determination of qualifying revenue

        1. 37.(1) A statement of the ITC that is for the...

      37. Rules for political broadcasts

        1. 38.Where— (a) rules made by the ITC for the purposes...

      38. Functions under section 88 of the 1990 Act

        1. 39.A requirement imposed or notice given before the radio transfer...

      39. Notices under section 94 of the 1990 Act

        1. 40.A notice given by the Secretary of State or any...

      40. Programme standards: television

        1. 41.(1) This paragraph applies as respects times on or after...

      41. Programme standards: radio

        1. 42.(1) This paragraph applies as respects times on or after...

      42. Standards code

        1. 43.(1) In relation to any time after the commencement of...

      43. Local and national radio licences

        1. 44.(1) Section 103 of the 1990 Act (restriction on changes...

      44. Section 111B of the 1990 Act

        1. 45.(1) Section 111B of the 1990 Act (power to suspend...

      45. Section 185 of the 1990 Act

        1. 46.(1) A determination or nomination made for the purposes of...

      46. Section 28 of the 1996 Act

        1. 47.(1) The repeal by this Act of section 28 of...

      47. Section 48 of the 1996 Act

        1. 48.Subsections (4) to (6) of section 48 of the 1996...

      48. Applications for extension of pre-transfer licences

        1. 49.(1) Section 253(4)(a) does not prevent the determination by OFCOM...

      49. Applications for renewal of licences under 1990 Act and 1996 Act

        1. 50.(1) A provision set out in sub-paragraph (2) does not...

      50. Listed events rules

        1. 51.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), Part 4 of the 1996...

      51. Complaints to the Broadcasting Standards Commission

        1. 52.(1) On and after the transfer to OFCOM under this...

      52. Codes of practice drawn up by the Broadcasting Standards Commission

        1. 53.The code of practice drawn up by the Broadcasting Standards...

      53. Media ownership provisions

        1. 54.(1) Part 4 of Schedule 14 to this Act is...

      54. TV licences

        1. 55.A television licence granted under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949...

      55. Functions under the Enterprise Act 2002

        1. 56.(1) This section has effect in so far as, at...

      56. Functions under the Competition Act 1998

        1. 57.(1) This paragraph applies in so far as, at any...

        2. 58.(1) Where any regulations made under section 54(4) of the...

      57. Newspaper mergers

        1. 59.(1) Chapter 2 of Part 5 and any related repeals...

        2. 60.Chapter 2 of Part 5 and any related repeals shall...

        3. 61.References in paragraphs 59 and 60 to Chapter 2 of...

        4. 62.(1) The Secretary of State may, instead of any or...

      58. Orders in Council under section 6 of the Continental Shelf Act 1964

        1. 63.If an Order in Council made, or having effect as...

      59. Interpretation of Schedule

        1. 64.In this Schedule— “the 1984 Act” means the Telecommunications Act...

    19. SCHEDULE 19

      Repeals

      1. Note

        1. 1.These repeals, so far as they relate to appeals to...

        2. 2.The repeal of section 63 of the Telecommunications Act 1984...

        3. 3.The repeals of sections 80 and 81 of the Telecommunications...

        4. 4.The repeal of paragraph 20 of Schedule 5 to the...

        5. 5.The repeals of sections 27A to 27L and in section...

        6. 6.The repeals of sections 26 and 27 of the 1990...

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