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Communications Act 2003

Section 234: Modification of ss. 232 and 233

527.The Secretary of State may modify sections 232 or 233 by order, if she considers it appropriate. In making any modification, she must have regard to the level of protection expected by the public as regards the content of television programmes and text services, taking into account the means of reception; the ability of the public – having been made aware of the contents of a forthcoming programme – to control what they watch; technical innovation; the financial consequences of modification; and the relative ease or difficulty of setting different levels of regulation for different services.

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