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SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 15E+W+S+N.I.Amendments of Broadcasting Acts

Part 1E+W+S+N.I.Amendments of the 1990 Act

Renewal of local licencesE+W+S+N.I.

46(1)Section 104A of the 1990 Act (renewal of local licences) shall be amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)For “the Authority” and “The Authority”, wherever occurring, there shall be substituted “ OFCOM ”.

(3)In subsection (1), for “eight” there shall be substituted “ twelve ”.

(4)In subsection (3), after “not later than” there shall be inserted “ the day falling three months before ”.

(5)After subsection (12) there shall be inserted—

(12A)In the case of a pre-transfer local licence (including one for a period extended under section 253 of the Communications Act 2003)—

(a)the licence is not to be capable of being renewed under this section if it has already been renewed under this section before the radio transfer date; and

(b)on the renewal of the licence, it shall be the duty of OFCOM to secure that the renewed licence contains only such provision as would be included in a local licence granted by OFCOM under this Part after the radio transfer date.

(6)In subsection (13)(d), for “paragraph 3A of Part I of Schedule 2” there shall be substituted “ paragraph 8(2) of Schedule 14 to the Communications Act 2003 ”.

(7)After subsection (13) there shall be inserted—

(14)A determination for the purposes of subsection (13)(c)—

(a)must be made at least one year before the date determined; and

(b)must be notified by OFCOM to the person who holds the licence in question.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 15 para. 46 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)