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

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National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 1999

129.—(1) The National Assembly for Wales (Representation of the People) Order 1999(1)is amended as follows.

(2) In article 2(1) (interpretation), at the appropriate place, is inserted—

“universal postal service provider” means a universal service provider within the meaning of the Postal Services Act 2000,.

(3) In article 29(3)(d) (breach of official duty) for the words “postmaster” are substituted the words “official designated by a universal postal service provider”.

(4) In paragraph (1) of article 66 (right to send election address post free)—

(a)for “Post Office regulations” are substituted the words “such reasonable terms and conditions as the universal postal service provider concerned may specify”;

(b)after the word “of”, where it appears for the second time, is inserted the word “any”;

(c)after the word “postage” are inserted the words “which would otherwise be made by a universal postal service provider”; and

(d)for the word “regulations” in sub-paragraph (a) are substituted the words “terms and conditions”.

(5) In paragraph (2) of that article—

(a)after “any” is inserted the word “such”; and

(b)after “postage” are inserted the words “as is mentioned in that paragraph”.

(6) In paragraphs (3) and (4) of that article for the words “the Post Office” are substituted the words “the universal postal service provider concerned”.

(7) In article 147(2) (service of notices) for the words “the Post Office” are substituted the words “the postal operator (within the meaning of the Postal Services Act 2000) concerned”.

(8) In paragraph 11(1) of Schedule 3 (delivery of postal ballot papers to post office) for the words from “the nearest” to “receipt” are substituted the words “such office or other place as may be arranged with an official designated by the universal postal service provider concerned and that official shall date stamp a receipt”.

(9) In paragraph 62(4) of Schedule 5 (delivery of documents to the Assembly)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) from the words “the postmaster” to “returning officer” are substituted the words “the official designated by the universal postal service provider concerned or the deputy of that official”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) for the words “postmaster or his deputy” are substituted the words “designated official or his deputy”; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (d) for the words “postmaster or deputy postmaster”, in both places where they occur, are substituted the words “the designated official or his deputy”.

(1)

S.I. 1999/450.

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