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15(1)This paragraph applies if OFCOM are satisfied—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)that the Welsh Authority have failed in any respect to perform any of their duties under paragraphs 12 to 14 [F1or 23A, or under section 368D] [F2except the requirement imposed by section 368D(1) so far as it relates to advertising, and the requirement imposed by section 368D(3)(za)] ; and

(b)that the failure can be appropriately remedied by the inclusion in any or all of the Authority’s public television services [F3or on-demand programme services] of a correction or a statement of findings.

(2)OFCOM may direct the Welsh Authority to include a correction or a statement of findings (or both) in any one or more of their public television services [F4or on-demand programme services] .

(3)A direction may require the correction or statement of findings to be in such form, and to be included in programmes at such time or times, as OFCOM may determine.

(4)OFCOM are not to give a direction under this paragraph unless they have given the Welsh Authority a reasonable opportunity of making representations to them about the matters appearing to OFCOM to provide grounds for the giving of the direction.

(5)Where the Welsh Authority include a correction or a statement of findings in any of their public television services [F5or on-demand programme services] in pursuance of a direction under this paragraph, the Authority may announce that they are doing so in pursuance of such a direction.

(6)For the purposes of this paragraph a statement of findings, in relation to a case in which OFCOM are satisfied that the Welsh Authority have failed to perform a duty [F6mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a)] , is a statement of OFCOM’s findings in relation to that failure.

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F1Words in Sch. 12 para. 15(1)(a) inserted (19.12.2009) by Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2979), regs. 1(1), 4(2)(a)

F2Words in Sch. 12 para. 15(1)(a) inserted (18.3.2010) by The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/419), regs. 1(1), 14(2)

F3Words in Sch. 12 para. 15(1)(b) inserted (19.12.2009) by Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2979), regs. 1(1), 4(2)(b)

F4Words in Sch. 12 para. 15(2) inserted (19.12.2009) by Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2979), regs. 1(1), 4(2)(b)

F5Words in Sch. 12 para. 15(5) inserted (19.12.2009) by Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2979), regs. 1(1), 4(2)(b)

F6Words in Sch. 12 para. 15(6) substituted (18.3.2010) by The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/419), regs. 1(1), 14(3)

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I1Sch. 12 para. 15 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)

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