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Communications Act 2003

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390Annual report on the Secretary of State’s functions

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(1)The Secretary of State must prepare and lay before Parliament regular reports on the carrying out by him of the functions to which this section applies.

(2)This section applies to the Secretary of State’s functions under the following enactments—

(a)this Act;

(b)the Office of Communications Act 2002 (c. 11);

(c)the enactments relating to the management of the radio spectrum so far as not comprised in this Act;

(d)the 1990 Act;

(e)the 1996 Act.

(3)The first report under this section must relate to the period which—

(a)begins with 19th March 2002 (the date of the passing of the Office of Communications Act 2002); and

(b)ends with the period of twelve months beginning with the first date to be appointed for the purposes of section 2 of this Act.

(4)Every subsequent report must relate to the period of twelve months beginning with the end of the period to which the previous report related.

(5)The obligation under this section to prepare and lay a report before Parliament is an obligation to do that as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of the period to which the report relates.

(6)Where a report for the purposes of this section relates to a period the whole or a part of which falls before the time when the whole of this Act is in force, the functions referred to in subsection (2) are to be taken as excluding all functions under the specified enactments that will have ceased to be functions of the Secretary of State when the whole of this Act is in force.

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