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Recorded Delivery Service Act (Northern Ireland) 1963

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3Application and interpretation.N.I.

(1)Subject to sub-section (2), section 1 and the Schedule apply to the following enactments, that is to say—

(a)the provisions of any Act of Parliament (whether public general, local or private) passed before this Act;

(b)the provisions of any local or private Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which extends only to Northern Ireland, being an Act passed before the appointed day within the meaning of section 6 of the Government of Ireland Act 1920 M1;

and, in the case of a provision which has been applied by or under any other enactment passed by Parliament or the Parliament of the United Kingdom, or any instrument made under any enactment passed by Parliament, before this Act, apply to that provision as so applied, subject, however, in the case of an instrument made after the passing of this Act to any contrary intention appearing therein; and references in this Act (except this section) to any enactment shall be construed accordingly.

(2)Section 1 and the Schedule do not apply to any enactment which, either as originally enacted or as amended by any subsequent enactment, requires or authorises a thing to be sent by the recorded delivery service as an alternative to registered post or makes provision in relation to a thing sent by that service.

(3)In this Act—

  • references to sending a document or other thing include references to serving, giving or delivering it or doing any similar thing;

  • references to sending any thing by registered post include references to sending it by or in a registered letter or packet, whether the references are expressed in those terms or terms having the like effect and whether or not there is any mention of the post or pre-payment;

  • references to any thing sent by registered post or the recorded delivery service shall be construed accordingly; and

  • references to a local Act include references to any Act confirming a provisional order or scheme.

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