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The Postal Administration Rules 2013

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180.—(1) This Rule applies in any case where Rule 179 does not apply, where information in a prescribed form is required by the Rules to be sent by any person.

(2) A requirement of the kind mentioned in paragraph (1) of this Rule is treated as having been satisfied where—

(a)the person to whom the information is sent has agreed—

(i)to receiving the information electronically and to the form in which it is to be sent; and

(ii)to the specified manner in which paragraph (3) of this Rule is to be satisfied.

(b)all the information required to be given in the prescribed form is provided in the electronic submission; and

(c)the person to whom the information is sent can provide in legible form the information so submitted.

(3) Any requirement in a prescribed form that it be accompanied by a signature is taken to be satisfied if the identity of the person who is supplying the information and whose signature is required, is confirmed in the specified manner.

(4) Where information required in a prescribed form has been supplied to a person, whether or not it has been supplied electronically in accordance with paragraph (2) of this Rule, and a copy of that information is required to be supplied to another person falling within paragraph (1) of this Rule, the requirements contained in paragraph (2) of this Rule apply in respect of the supply of the copy to that other person, as they apply in respect of the original.

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