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Communications Act 2003

Section 13: Functions of the Content Board

47.OFCOM are to determine which of their functions are to be delegated to the Content Board. To such an extent and subject to such restrictions as OFCOM may determine, these must include the functions set out in subsection (2), namely, functions related to broadcast content and media literacy.

48.The Board must ensure that OFCOM are aware of the different interests and factors that need to be taken into account in the carrying out of OFCOM’s broadcasting functions as respects different parts of the United Kingdom.

49.The Board may be authorised by OFCOM pursuant to subsection (5) to establish committees or panels to advise it in carrying out its functions. Members of those committees or panels may include persons who are not members of the Content Board.

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