115. Ofcom's function to regulate the BBC.

It is a function of Ofcom1, to the extent that provision for it to do so is contained in:


    (1)     the BBC Charter and Agreement2; and


    (2)     the Communications Act 2003, and Part V of the Broadcasting Act 1996 (which relates to unfair treatment and complaints)3,

to regulate the BBC4.

For the purposes of the carrying out of that function, Ofcom: (a) has such powers and duties as may be conferred on it by or under the BBC Charter and Agreement; and (b) is entitled, to the extent that it is authorised to do so by the Secretary of State or