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Communications Act 2003

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15(1)This paragraph applies if OFCOM are satisfied—

(a)that the Welsh Authority have failed in any respect to perform any of their duties under paragraphs 12 to 14; and

(b)that the failure can be appropriately remedied by the inclusion in any or all of the Authority’s public television 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.

(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 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 imposed on them under paragraphs 12 to 14, is a statement of OFCOM’s findings in relation to that failure.

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