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AMENDMENT
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE
[Supplementary to the Sixth Marshalled List]


 

After Clause 282

 

THE LORD RENTON OF MOUNT HARRY

233A*Insert the following new Clause—
  "Variation of Public Service Obligations of Channel 5
(1)  In the event that the share of audience or share of revenue of Channel 5 for any twelve month period is in excess of 15 per cent, as measured by OFCOM in their review under section 351, the Secretary of State may, by order, require OFCOM to review the conditions placed upon Channel 5 under sections 274 and 281.
(2)  Such a review shall be required to increase the proportions of original and regional programmes to those most recently produced by Channel 3.
(3)  In the event that Channel 3, in the same period, had a share of audience or share of revenue below 15 per cent, the proportions of original and regional programmes should be equivalent to those levels produced by Channel 3 when its share of audience was at 15 per cent or above."

 
 
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