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4.—(1) Where within these Regulations–
(a)a person is required to–
(i)send a document, a copy of a document or any notice to another person,
(ii)notify another person of any matter; and
(b)that other person has an address for the purposes of electronic communications;
the document, copy, notice or notification may be sent or made by way of electronic communications.
(2) Where within these Regulations a person may make representations on any matter or document, those representations may be made–
(a)in writing, or
(b)by way of electronic communications.
(a)an electronic communication is used as mentioned in paragraphs (1) and (2), and
(b)the communication is received by the recipient outside his office hours, it shall be taken to have been received on the next working day, and in this regulation “working day” means a day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holiday or other public holiday.
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