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The Contracting Out (Functions relating to Broadcast Advertising) and Specification of Relevant Functions Order 2004

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Contracting out functions relating to advertising in the Communications Act 2003

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5.  Nothing in this Order allows OFCOM to authorise the exercise by a person of any function relating to advertising for the purposes of or in connection with—

(a)securing the standards objectives referred to in—

(i)section 319(2)(g) of the 2003 Act (prohibition on political advertising),

(ii)section 319(2)(j) of the 2003 Act (prevention of unsuitable sponsorship), and

(iii)section 319(2)(k) of the 2003 Act (prevention of undue discrimination between advertisers);

(b)section 321(4) of the 2003 Act (general responsibility with respect to advertising etc.);

(c)section 321(5) of the 2003 Act (consulting the Secretary of State about advertising etc.);

(d)giving directions pursuant to section 322 of or paragraph 16 of Part 2 of Schedule 12 to the 2003 Act in relation to a licensed service or the Welsh Authority respectively;

(e)reporting to the Secretary of State pursuant to section 325(3) of the 2003 Act on any issues with regard to OFCOM’s standards code;

(f)general standards and practice governing the sponsorship of programmes, including the prohibition of any form or method of sponsorship.

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