323. Power to proscribe foreign television and sound services broadcasting programmes containing unacceptable or objectionable matter.

Where a foreign service to which the following provisions1 apply2 comes to Ofcom's3 attention, and where Ofcom considers that the service is unacceptable and should be the subject of a proscription order4, Ofcom must send a notification, giving details of the service and Ofcom's reasons for considering that such an order should be made, to the Secretary of State5. A service is not to be considered unacceptable by Ofcom unless it is satisfied that: (1) programmes containing objectionable matter are included in the service; and (2) the inclusion of objectionable matter in programmes so included is occurring repeatedly6.

Where the