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Communications Act 2003

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331Notification for enforcing proscription
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(1)Where OFCOM determine that there are reasonable grounds for believing that there has been a contravention of section 330 in relation to a multiplex service or a cable package, they may give a notification under this section to—

(a)the provider of that multiplex service; or

(b)the person providing the cable package.

(2)A notification under this section is one which—

(a)sets out the determination made by OFCOM; and

(b)requires the person to whom it is given to secure that the proscribed service (so long as it remains proscribed) is not—

(i)included in the notified person’s multiplex service, or

(ii)distributed as part of his cable package,

at any time more than seven days after the day of the giving of the notification.

(3)If it is reasonably practicable for a person to whom a notification is given under this section to secure that the proscribed service ceases to be included in that person’s multiplex service, or to be distributed as part of his cable package, before the end of that seven days, then he must do so.

(4)It shall be the duty of a person to whom a notification is given under this section to comply with the requirements imposed by the notification and by subsection (3).

(5)That duty shall be enforceable in civil proceedings by OFCOM—

(a)for an injunction;

(b)for specific performance of a statutory duty under section 45 of the Court of Session Act 1988 (c. 36); or

(c)for any other appropriate remedy or relief.

(6)In this section “cable package” and “multiplex service” each has the same meaning as in section 330.

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