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Part 1E+W+S+N.I.Functions of OFCOM

Functions for the protection of consumersE+W+S+N.I.

19Power to amend remit of Consumer PanelE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Secretary of State may by order modify subsection (3) of section 16 so as to add to the matters about which the Consumer Panel are required to be able to give advice.

(2)Before making an order under this section the Secretary of State must consult OFCOM and such other persons as he thinks fit.

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

(4)The power to amend or revoke an order under this section does not include power to provide for a matter to cease to be a matter about which the Consumer Panel are required to be able to give advice.

Annotations:

Commencement Information

I1S. 19 in force at 29.12.2003 by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 11)