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(1)The Broadcasting Act 1990 is amended as follows.
(2)In section 183 (financing of programmes in Gaelic out of Gaelic Television Fund) for subsection (1) substitute—
“(1)The Scottish Ministers must, for each financial year, pay to OFCOM such amount as they may determine to be appropriate for the purposes of this section.”
(3)Omit subsection (8) of that section.
(4)Section 183A (membership of the Gaelic Media Service) is amended as follows.
(5)In subsection (4) after “the Secretary of State” insert “ and the Scottish Ministers ”.
(6)In subsection (6)(b) after “the Secretary of State” insert “ with the agreement of the Scottish Ministers ”.
(7)In Schedule 19 (Gaelic Media Service: supplementary provisions), paragraph 12 (annual reports) is amended as follows.
(8)In sub-paragraph (3) for the words from “the Secretary of State” to the end substitute—
“(a)the Secretary of State, who must lay a copy of it before each House of Parliament, and
(b)the Scottish Ministers, who must lay a copy of it before the Scottish Parliament.”
(9)Sub-paragraph (4) is omitted.
(10)In the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1750)—
(a)in Schedule 1 (functions transferred to the Scottish Ministers), omit the entry relating to section 183 of the Broadcasting Act 1990;
(b)in Schedule 2 (functions made exercisable concurrently), omit the reference to paragraph 12(3) of Schedule 19 to that Act;
(c)in Schedule 5 (modification of enactments), omit paragraph 10(4).
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