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(1)Any enactment which requires or authorises a document or other thing to be sent by registered post (whether or not it makes any other provision in relation thereto) shall have effect as if it required or, as the case may be, authorised that thing to be sent by registered post or the recorded delivery service; and any enactment which makes any other provision in relation to the sending of a document or other thing by registered post or to a thing so sent shall have effect as if it made the like provision in relation to the sending of that thing by the recorded delivery service or, as the case may be, to a thing sent by that service.
(2)The Schedule to this Act shall have effect for the purpose of making consequential adaptations of the enactments therein mentioned.
(3)Subject to the following subsection the [F1Secretary of State] may by order make such amendments of any enactment contained in a local or private Act (being an enactment to which this Act applies) as appear to him to be necessary or expedient in consequence of subsection (1) of this section.
(4)Before making an order under this section, the [F1Secretary of State] shall, unless it appears to him to be impracticable to do so, consult with the person who promoted the Bill for the Act to which the order relates, or where it appears to the [F1Secretary of State] that some other person has succeeded to the promoter’s interest in that Act, that other person.
(5)Any order under this section may be varied or revoked by a subsequent order thereunder, and the power to make any such order shall be exercisable by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
(6)This section shall not be construed as authorising the sending by the recorded delivery service of anything which [F2by virtue of the Postal Services Act 2000 or the terms and conditions of the service concerned] is not allowed to be sent by that service.
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