SCHEDULE 14Media ownership rules

Part 5Supplemental provisions of Schedule

Procedure for orders

17(1)Before making an order under any provision of this Schedule (other than one that is confined to giving effect to recommendations made by OFCOM in a report of a review under section 391), the Secretary of State must consult OFCOM.

(2)No order is to be made containing provision authorised by any provision of this Schedule unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.

Interpretation of Schedule

18(1)Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the 1990 Act applies for construing this Schedule as it applies for construing Part 2 of that Schedule.

(2)References in this paragraph to an area overlapping another include references to its being the same as, or lying wholly inside, the other area.