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Communications Act 2003

Section 259: Composition of services in radio multiplexes

564.This section makes changes to section 54 of the 1996 Act (conditions attached to radio multiplex licences) to allow OFCOM, rather than the Secretary of State, to increase (on a licence-by-licence basis) the minimum percentage of radio multiplex capacity that must be devoted to broadcasting services.

565.The Secretary of State retains the power to vary the lowest percentage that could be specified by OFCOM in a licence (currently 80%) (see subsections (5) and (6)).

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