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Communications Act 2003

Section 144: Offences in connection with information requirements

335.It is an offence for any person to fail to provide information in response to a demand from OFCOM under section 135 or 136 and any such person shall be liable to a fine. However, subsection (2) makes provision for a defence where it is not possible for the recipient of a notice to provide the information within the period specified by OFCOM but the recipient has taken all reasonable steps to provide the information after that period. However, no proceedings for this offence may be brought in respect of failures for which OFCOM have imposed a financial penalty under section 139.

336.It is also an offence intentionally or recklessly to provide OFCOM with any false information in response to a request under section 135 or 136 and a person guilty of this offence is liable to a fine and/or imprisonment.

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