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Communications Act 2003

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99Confirmation of directions under s. 98
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(1)As soon as reasonably practicable after giving a direction under section 98(4), OFCOM must give the person to whom it is given—

(a)an opportunity of making representations to them about the grounds on which it was given and its effect; and

(b)an opportunity of proposing steps to remedy the situation.

(2)As soon as practicable after the period allowed by OFCOM for making those representations has ended, they must determine—

(a)whether the contravention providing the grounds for the giving of the direction did occur; and

(b)whether the circumstances made it an urgent case justifying the giving of the direction.

(3)If OFCOM decide that the contravention did occur and that the direction was justified, they may confirm the direction.

(4)If not, they must exercise their power to revoke it.

(5)As soon as reasonably practicable after determining whether to confirm the direction, OFCOM must notify the person to whom it was given of their decision.

(6)Conditions included in a direction by virtue of section 98(7) have effect only if the direction is confirmed.

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