Minor amendments to the Act
21.—(1) After section 21 of the Act (notification of reasons for refusal of application for registration etc), there is inserted—
“21A.—(1) Where a person who is a national of an EEA State (or is treated as such for the purposes of section 15(1)(b)) applies for registration under section 15(1)(b), the registrar shall notify him of the result of his application—
(a)within three months of the date when the registrar received all documents (or any remaining documents) that he needed to determine the application; or
(b)within such longer period as is allowed by article 13 of Community Council Directive No. 78/686/EEC.
(2) The notification may be sent by post.
(3) In subsection (1)(b), “Community Council Directive No. 78/686/EEC” has the meaning given to it in Schedule 2, Part I, paragraph 1.”.
(2) In paragraph 2(2)(a) of Schedule 4 to the Act (declaration and certificates to be provided by visiting EEA practitioners)—
(a)after the words “under paragraph (a)” there are inserted the words “and the certificates to be provided under paragraph (b)”; and
(b)for the words “it shall be provided” there are substituted the words “they shall be provided”.