140. Ofcom's enforcement powers relating to the BBC.

Ofcom1 must enforce compliance by the BBC2 of those requirements specified as enforceable in the Framework Agreement3 or Operating Framework4 ('specified requirements') and, in particular, may consider complaints made to Ofcom by any person, and may carry out such investigations as it considers appropriate5.

If Ofcom is satisfied that the BBC has failed to comply with a specified requirement, Ofcom may:


    (1)     direct the BBC, or accept undertakings from the BBC, to take such steps that Ofcom considers will remedy the failure to comply, and ensure that the BBC complies with its requirements properly in future