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The Postal Services Act 2000 (Consequential Modifications No. 1) Order 2001

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References to second class post

2.—(1) Any enactment which requires or authorises a document or other thing to be sent by second class post (whether or not it makes any other provision in that respect) shall be construed as if it required, or (as the case may be) authorised, that thing to be sent by a postal service which seeks to deliver such documents or other things by post no later than three working days after posting in all or the majority of cases.

(2) Any enactment which makes any other provision in relation to the sending of a document or other thing by second class post, or to a thing so sent, shall be construed as if it made corresponding provision in relation to the sending of that thing by a postal service which seeks to deliver such documents or other things by post no later than three working days after posting in all or the majority of cases, or (as the case may be) to a thing sent by such a service.

(3) Any reference (however worded and including references which are to be construed as such references) in a related enactment to the second class post, or to a letter or other postal packet sent by that post, shall be construed as references to a postal service which seeks to deliver such documents or other things by post no later than three working days after posting in all or the majority of cases, or to a letter or other postal packet sent by such a post.

(4) In paragraph (3) “related enactment” means—

(a)any enactment the provisions of which apply to, or operate in consequence of the operation of, any enactment to which paragraph (1) or (2) applies,

(b)any enactment relating to the sending of documents or other things otherwise than by second class post or to documents or other things so sent.

(5) Paragraphs (3) and (4) are without prejudice to the generality of paragraphs (1) and (2).

(6) Paragraphs (1) to (5) do not apply in relation to any enactment made after the coming into force of this article if the context in that enactment is such as to require that those paragraphs do not apply.

(7) Paragraphs (1) to (5) are subject to any provision made under the Postal Services Act 2000.

(8) In this article references to sending a document or other thing include references to serving, executing, giving or delivering it or doing any similar thing.

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