Section 139: Penalties for contravention of information requirement
327.Where a notified provider has not complied with a requirement notified under section 138, has not remedied the consequences of the notified contravention and no proceedings for an offence under section 144 have been brought, OFCOM may impose a penalty. In deciding on the amount of a financial penalty, OFCOM are required to consider whether the penalty is appropriate and proportionate, and to take account of any representations made by the person concerned and any steps taken by him to comply with the condition or restriction in question. The maximum fine that may be imposed under this section is £50,000. Secretary of State may by order amend this provision so as to substitute a different maximum penalty.