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Communications Act 2003

Section 48: Procedure for setting, modifying and revoking conditions

129.This section sets out the procedural requirements for the setting, modification or revocation of conditions of entitlement. OFCOM are required by subsections (2), (3) and, where appropriate, (4) to consult on any proposal by them to set, modify or revoke a condition and to allow a period of at least one month for representations to be made to them on the matter. OFCOM are obliged by subsection (5) to set, modify or revoke a condition only after considering every representation received, and any international obligations of the UK drawn to their attention by the Secretary of State for this purpose. Subsection (6) requires OFCOM to publish each notification under this section in such manner as brings it to the attention of those to whom it is relevant. This implements Article 6 and 7 of the Framework Directive, Articles 5(3), 6(3), 8(4), and 15(1) of the Access Directive and Article 14(1) of the Authorisation Directive.

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