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Communications Act 2003

Section 383: Advice and information in relation to media mergers

837.This section inserts a new section 106A EA 2002, which provides that the Secretary of State may publish advice and information to explain the media public interest considerations specified in sections 58(2A), (2B) and (2C) EA 2002 and to indicate how the Secretary of State expects the merger provisions of the EA 2002 to operate in relation to them. If the Secretary of State chooses to publish such advice she will be required, in preparing the advice, to consult the OFT, OFCOM, the Commission and such other persons as she considers appropriate.

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