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Communications Act 2003

Section 23: Directions for international purposes in respect of broadcasting functions

70.This section gives the Secretary of State the power, by order, to give directions in respect of OFCOM’s functions under the enactments relating to broadcasting. Such directions may be given only for the purposes of securing compliance with an international obligation of the United Kingdom.

  • *international obligation of the United Kingdom is defined in section 405(1) to include any Community obligation (within the meaning of the European Communities Act 1972) and any obligation under an international agreement or arrangement to which the United Kingdom is a party.

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