5 Rules by Committee of Council as to preparation and authentication of documents to which Act applies.E+W+S+N.I.
The Committee of Council aforesaid, acting in case of difference according to the opinion of any two of them, may by order make, and when made from time to time revoke, add to, or alter rules—
(1) . . .
[(1)Providing for a record to be kept at the Crown Office of all justices of the peace appointed in pursuance of any commission of the peace issued by Her Majesty, and for the rectification of such record from time to time; and]
(2)Prescribing the documents to which the Wafer Great Seal and the Wafer Privy Seal respectively are to be attached; and
(3)Prescribing the mode in which documents to which this Act applies are to be prepared, whether to be printed or written, or partly printed and partly written, and whether to be printed or written on paper, parchment, or any other fitting material: Provided that—
(a)It shall not be necessary to the validity of any document to or on which a Wafer Great Seal or Wafer Privy Seal is attached or embossed to prove that the attachment or embossing of such wafer seals respectively was authorised, and no evidence to the contrary shall be received; and
(b)Engrossing may in all cases be dispensed with, and, so far as seems to the Committee of Council convenient, printing shall be adopted in place of writing.
Any rule purporting to be made in pursuance of this section shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament . . . F1