49(1)Section 253(4)(a) does not prevent the determination by OFCOM of a day falling less than one year after the making of the determination where—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)OFCOM consider that the day by which they would need to publish a notice is a day which is not more than 15 months after the commencement date; and
(b)the determination of that day is made as soon as practicable after the commencement date.
(2)Where the day determined by OFCOM for the purposes of paragraph (b) of section 253(3) is a day in the period of three months beginning with the day after the determination, that paragraph shall have effect as if for the words “three months before” there were substituted “ on ”.
(3)In this paragraph, the “commencement date” is the date on which section 253 comes into force.