Clause 257 - Public service remits of licensed providers
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion, Plaid Cymru)
The Minister is trying to say that little bits of obligations are placed on Channel 3, which must be taken together to form a public sector remit, and on which Ofcom will be charged with reporting. Surely, a way in which to achieve a much more robust and sustainable Bill would be if such matters were brought together in one convenient part of it. The bringing together of all the different bits means that Ofcom will have to scrutinise whether Channel 3 has done this bit or that bit right or met certain obligations, and that will be the weakness in the Bill. It still does not outline the difference between Channel 3 and Channel 5.