286. Secretary of State's review of sound broadcasting services provision.

For the purpose of considering for how long it would be appropriate for sound broadcasting services1 to continue to be provided in analogue form, the Secretary of State2:

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    (1)     must keep under review the extent of:

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      (a)     the provision in the United Kingdom of radio multiplex services3;

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      (b)     the availability in the United Kingdom of digital sound programme services4 and the availability there in digital form of national services5 and the sound broadcasting services of the BBC6; and

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      (c)     the ownership or possession in the United Kingdom of equipment capable of receiving the services referred to in head (b)