Broadcasting Amendment Act (No 2) 2007

6 New section 9 substituted
  • Section 9 is repealed and the following section substituted:

    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.