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Communications Act 2003

Section 8: Duty to publish and meet promptness standards

40.This section requires OFCOM to publish a statement setting out promptness standards which they propose to meet in carrying out their functions or transacting business for purposes connected with the carrying out of their functions. Such time limits will not apply where the Act or any other enactment already sets time limits within which their functions are to be carried out. OFCOM’s annual report must summarise the extent to which they have complied with the promptness standards set out under this section.

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