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SCHEDULE 1U.K.Functions transferred to OFCOM

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Notes

Wireless telegraphy functionsU.K.

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F1Sch. 1 para. 1 repealed (8.2.2007) by Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (c. 36), s. 126(2), Sch. 9 Pt. 1 (with Sch. 8 Pt. 1)

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Textual Amendments

F2Sch. 1 para. 2 repealed (8.2.2007) by Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (c. 36), s. 126(2), Sch. 9 Pt. 1 (with Sch. 8 Pt. 1)

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I1Sch. 1 para. 2 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

Functions in relation to the licensing etc. of television servicesU.K.

3U.K.The following functions of the Independent Television Commission are transferred to OFCOM—

(a)the function of granting or awarding licences under Part 1 of the 1990 Act (independent television services) and Part 1 of the 1996 Act (digital television broadcasting);

(b)the Commission’s functions under those Parts in relation to, and to applications for, licences under either of those Parts;

(c)the function of securing the provision of a nationwide system of television broadcasting services known as Channel 3;

(d)the function of securing the provision of the television broadcasting service known as Channel 5.

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 1 para. 3 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

Functions in relation to C4CU.K.

4U.K.The functions conferred on the Independent Television Commission by or under section 23 of the 1990 Act and under Schedule 3 to that Act (appointment of members of C4C and related administrative functions) are transferred to OFCOM.

Commencement Information

I3Sch. 1 para. 4 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

Functions in relation to the licensing of radio servicesU.K.

5U.K.The following functions of the Radio Authority are transferred to OFCOM—

(a)the function of granting or awarding licences under Part 3 of the 1990 Act (independent radio services) and Part 2 of the 1996 Act (digital sound broadcasting); and

(b)the Authority’s functions under those Parts in relation to licences granted or awarded under those Parts.

Commencement Information

I4Sch. 1 para. 5 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

Functions in relation to the proscription of foreign satellite servicesU.K.

6U.K.The functions of the Independent Television Commission and of the Radio Authority under section 177 of the 1990 Act (proscription of foreign satellite services) are transferred to OFCOM.

Commencement Information

I5Sch. 1 para. 6 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

Functions in relation to Gaelic broadcastingU.K.

7U.K.The functions of the Independent Television Commission under sections 183 and 184 of the 1990 Act and the functions of that Commission and of the Radio Authority under Schedule 19 to that Act (Gaelic broadcasting) are transferred to OFCOM.

Commencement Information

I6Sch. 1 para. 7 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

Functions in relation to the national television archiveU.K.

8U.K.The functions of the Independent Television Commission under section 185 of the 1990 Act (maintenance of the national television archive) are transferred to OFCOM.

Commencement Information

I7Sch. 1 para. 8 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

Warrants to enter and search premises to enforce broadcasting licences provisionsU.K.

9U.K.The functions of the Independent Television Commission and of the Radio Authority under section 196(1) of the 1990 Act (entry and search for the purposes of enforcing licensing provisions of the 1990 and 1996 Acts) are transferred to OFCOM.

Commencement Information

I8Sch. 1 para. 9 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

Variation of existing Channel 3 and Channel 5 licencesU.K.

10U.K.Any power to vary licences which is conferred on the Independent Television Commission by an order under section 28 of the 1996 Act is transferred to OFCOM.

Commencement Information

I9Sch. 1 para. 10 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

Reports for the purposes of the review of digital broadcastingU.K.

11U.K.The functions of the Independent Television Commission and of the Radio Authority under sections 33 and 67 of the 1996 Act (reports to the Secretary of State for the purposes of his review of digital broadcasting) are transferred to OFCOM.

Commencement Information

I10Sch. 1 para. 11 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

Functions in relation to reservation of digital capacity to the BBCU.K.

12U.K.The function of the Secretary of State under section 49(4) of the 1996 Act (reserving digital capacity on a local radio multiplex service for the BBC) is transferred to OFCOM.

Commencement Information

I11Sch. 1 para. 12 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

Functions in relation to listed eventsU.K.

13U.K.The functions of the Independent Television Commission under Part 4 of the 1996 Act (functions in connection with listed events) are transferred to OFCOM.

Commencement Information

I12Sch. 1 para. 13 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

Functions relating to fairness and privacy in broadcastingU.K.

14U.K.The following functions of the Broadcasting Standards Commission under Part 5 of the 1996 Act are transferred to OFCOM—

(a)the Commission’s function of drawing up and from time to time revising a code of practice under section 107 of that Act (codes of practice relation to fairness and privacy); and

(b)their functions in relation to fairness complaints under that Part.

Commencement Information

I13Sch. 1 para. 14 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

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