9. Secretary of State's power to amend public service criteria.

9.     Secretary of State's power to amend public service criteria.

The Secretary of State may by order1 modify any one or more of the following:

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    (1)     the public service remit2 for any licensed public service channel3 or for the public teletext service4;

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    (2)     the purposes of public service television broadcasting in the United Kingdom5;

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    (3)     the matters to which Ofcom must have regard6 when considering fulfilment of the purposes mentioned in head (2) above7.

The Secretary of State is not to make an order under any of heads (1) to (3) above, however, except where Ofcom has made