9 Time limits

(1)

The Authority must not accept a complaint made outside the period specified for the complaint in this section.

(2)

A complaint under section 8(1) must be made to the Authority in the period—

(a)

starting on the first working day after the broadcast of the programme that the complaint is about; and

(b)

ending 60 working days later.

(3)

A complaint under section 8(1A) must be made to the Authority in the period—

(a)

starting on the first working day after the broadcast of the programme that the complaint is about; and

(b)

ending 20 working days later.

(4)

A complaint under section 8(1B) must be made to the Authority in the period—

(a)

starting on the first working day after the day on which the complainant received notice of the broadcaster’s decision or action on the complaint; and

(b)

ending 20 working days later.

(5)

A complaint under section 8(1C) must be made to the Authority in the period—

(a)

starting on the first working day after the broadcast of the programme that the complaint is about; and

(b)

ending 60 working days later.

Section 9: substituted, on 20 December 2007, by section 6 of the Broadcasting Amendment Act (No 2) 2007 (2007 No 112).