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the contribution made by every person who has made a contribution
during that period.
The first report under this section must be prepared in relation to the period of
12 months beginning with the coming into force of the first regulations made
under section 44.
Subsequent reports must be prepared in relation to the period of 12 months
beginning with the end of the period to which the previous report applied.
(5) A report under this section—
must be prepared as soon as practicable after the end of the period to
which it is to apply, and
must be published as soon as practicable after its preparation is
(6) OFCOM are not required under this section—
(a) to publish any matter that is confidential, or
to publish anything that it would not be reasonably practicable to
publish without disclosing such a matter.
(7) A matter is confidential for this purpose—
if it relates specifically to the affairs of a particular body and publication
of the matter would or might, in OFCOM’s opinion, seriously and
prejudicially affect the interests of the body, and
if it relates to the private affairs of an individual and publication of the
matter would or might, in OFCOM’s opinion, seriously and
prejudicially affect the interests of the individual.
A report under this section must be published in such manner as OFCOM
consider appropriate for bringing it to the attention of the persons who, in their
opinion, are affected by the matters to which it relates.
The Secretary of State may make regulations requiring persons to notify
OFCOM before they carry on business as postal operators.
(2) The Secretary of State must consult OFCOM before making the regulations.
The regulations may make provision corresponding, with such modifications
as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate, to any of the provisions of
sections 33 to 37 of the Communications Act 2003 (requirements to notify
before carrying on a regulated activity).