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(1) OFCOM may impose a general universal service condition on—
(a) every postal operator providing a service within the scope of the universal postal service, or
(b) every postal operator providing a service within the scope of the universal postal service of a description specified in the condition.
(2) A general universal service condition is—
(a) a condition containing such obligations as OFCOM consider necessary to impose for, or in connection with, securing the provision of a universal postal service in accordance with the standards set out in the universal postal service order, or
(b) a condition containing such obligations as OFCOM consider necessary to impose for the purposes of section 46.
(3) A general universal service condition may require a person—
(a) to make contributions in accordance with any scheme established under section 46, and
(b) to take such steps as may be required by any such scheme as regards contributions made by users of services within the scope of the universal postal service.
(4) At any time when there is a universal service provider, nothing in subsection (2)(a) is to be read as authorising the imposition of a condition requiring a person—
(a) to deliver or collect letters or other postal packets as mentioned in section 31,
(b) to provide a service throughout the United Kingdom, or
(c) to provide a service at an affordable price in accordance with a public tariff which is uniform throughout the United Kingdom.
To be appointed: see s 93(3).