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
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