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Communications Act 2003

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Decision of OFCOM whether or not to approve arrangements or modifications

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4(1)The decision made by OFCOM under paragraph 3(4) has to be one of the following—

(a)a decision to approve the arrangements or modifications unconditionally;

(b)a decision to give a conditional approval to the arrangements or modifications;

(c)a decision to refuse approval.

(2)A conditional approval is one that has effect only if effect is given, in relation to the proposed arrangements or modifications, to changes proposed by OFCOM.

(3)Before deciding to give a conditional approval, OFCOM must consult every holder of a regional Channel 3 licence about the changes they are proposing.

(4)When OFCOM have made their decision, they must prepare a report setting out—

(a)their decision; and

(b)their reasons for that decision.

(5)OFCOM must publish the report and send a copy of it to—

(a)the Office of Fair Trading; and

(b)every person to whom the relevant arrangements will apply, or do apply.

(6)The relevant arrangements are—

(a)the arrangements for which approval has been sought; or

(b)the arrangements which are the subject of the modifications for which approval has been sought.

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