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14(1)The application of the Office's seal is to be authenticated by the signature of—E+W+S+N.I.
(a)a member of the Office, or
(b)any person authorised (whether generally or specifically) for the purpose by a member of the Office.
(2)A document purporting to be duly executed under the Office's seal or signed on its behalf—
(a)is to be received in evidence, and
(b)is to be taken to be executed or signed in that way, unless the contrary is proved.
(3)This paragraph does not extend to Scotland.
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