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      366        Adaptation of role of OFT in initial investigations and reports

      367        Additional investigation and report by OFCOM

Extension of special public interest regime

      368        Extension of special public interest regime for certain newspaper mergers

      369        Adaptation of role of OFT in special public interest regime

      370        Additional investigation and report by OFCOM: special public interest cases

New general functions in relation to newspaper mergers

      371        Public consultation in relation to newspaper mergers

      372        General information duties in relation to newspaper mergers

      373        Advice and information in relation to newspaper mergers

      374        General advisory functions of OFCOM in relation to newspaper mergers

      375        Other general functions of OFCOM in relation to newspaper mergers

      376        Monitoring role for OFT in relation to newspaper mergers

Supplemental provisions of Chapter 2

      377        Enforcement powers in relation to newspaper mergers

      378        Alterations to newspaper panel of Competition Commission

      379        Further provision in connection with newspaper mergers

Part 6

Miscellaneous and Supplemental

Annual report

      380        Annual report on the Secretary of State’s functions

Review of media ownership

      381        Review of media ownership

Guidelines as to penalties

      382        Penalties imposed by OFCOM

Disclosure of information

      383        General restrictions on disclosure of information

Notifications etc. and electronic working

      384        Service of notifications and other documents

      385        Notifications and documents in electronic form

      386        Timing and location of things done electronically

Other miscellaneous provisions

      387        Purchase of Duchy of Lancaster land

      388        Repeal of certain provisions of the Telecommunications Act 1984


Communications Bill




      389        Expenses

      390        Destination of licence fees and penalties

      391        Power of Secretary of State to make orders and regulations

      392        Regulations and orders made by OFCOM

      393        Criminal liability of company directors etc.

      394        General interpretation

      395        Minor and consequential amendments, transitionals and repeals

      396        Pre-consolidation amendments

      397        Transitional provision for anticipatory carrying out of functions

      398        Application of enactments to territorial sea and other waters

      399        Short title, commencement and extent

                  Schedule 1                                         Functions transferred to OFCOM

                  Schedule 2                                         Transfer schemes

                  Schedule 3                                         Amendments of Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act


                  Schedule 4                                         Compulsory purchase and entry for exploratory purposes

                  Schedule 5                                         Procedure for grants of recognised spectrum access

                  Schedule 6                                         Fixed penalties for wireless telegraphy offences

                  Schedule 7                                         Seizure and forfeiture of apparatus

                  Schedule 8                                         Decisions not subject to appeal

                  Schedule 9                                         Arrangements about carrying on of C4C’s activities

                  Schedule 10                                         Licensing the public teletext service

                  Part 1                    —                     Applications for and award of licence

                  Part 2                    —                     Conditions and enforcement of licence

                  Part 3                    —                     Interpretation of Schedule

                  Schedule 11                                         Approval, imposition and modification of networking


                  Schedule 12                                         Corresponding obligations of the BBC and Welsh Authority

                  Part 1                    —                     The BBC

                  Part 2                    —                     The Welsh Authority

                  Schedule 13                                         Financial penalties under the Broadcasting Acts

                  Part 1                    —                     Broadcasting Act 1990

                  Part 2                    —                     Broadcasting Act 1996

                  Schedule 14                                         Media ownership rules

                  Part 1                    —                     Channel 3 services

                  Part 2                    —                     Radio multiplex services

                  Part 3                    —                     Local sound programme services

                  Part 4                    —                     Supplemental provisions of Schedule

                  Schedule 15                                         Amendments of Broadcasting Acts

                  Part 1                    —                     Amendments of the 1990 Act

                  Part 2                    —                     Amendments of the 1996 Act

                  Schedule 16                                         Further amendments in connection with newspaper mergers

                  Schedule 17                                         Minor and Consequential Amendments

                  Schedule 18                                         Transitional Provisions

                  Schedule 19                                         Repeals


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