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Communications Act 2003

Section 325: Observance of standards code

686.OFCOM are to include in every Broadcasting Act licence for a programme service such conditions as they deem to be suitable in order to safeguard the standards listed in section 319. OFCOM must also implement procedures for hearing complaints in connection with the non-observance of such standards. OFCOM may report to the Secretary of State periodically regarding issues relating to OFCOM’s standards code that appear to raise questions of general broadcasting policy.

687.Regarding advertising and sponsorship, OFCOM must include a further licence condition obliging the licence holder for a programme service to comply with any direction from OFCOM on the matters set out in subsection (5), all of which relate to the exclusion of certain advertisements or sponsorship.

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