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Communications Act 2003

Section 344: Transmission of statement of findings

712.This section amends sections 40 and 109 of the Broadcasting Act 1990 (power to direct licensee to broadcast correction or apology). As amended, these sections provide that OFCOM may direct the broadcast of a correction or a statement of OFCOM’s findings in relation to a contravention of licence conditions, for example a failure to comply with OFCOM’s standards code. This change arises from a recommendation of the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

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