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Communications Act 2003

Section 94: Notification of contravention of condition

234.This section gives OFCOM powers of enforcement in respect of all types of conditions set pursuant to section 45. Where OFCOM have reasonable grounds to believe that a person is or has been in breach of any condition, they may notify that person accordingly, and allow him a specified period of time in which to make representations to OFCOM and to take steps to comply with the condition or remedy the breach. That period must be one month, other than in the circumstances provided for by subsections (6) and (7) or where the case is an urgent case (see section 98(3)).

235.OFCOM must not give such a notification where they decide that a more appropriate approach lies under the Competition Act 1998, in which case they must publish a notification to that effect.

236.This section, and sections 95 to 100 and 102 and 103, implement Article 10 of the Authorisation Directive and Article 11(6) of the Universal Service Directive in the context of the enforcement of the conditions of entitlement.

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