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The Commons Act 2006 (Correction, Non-Registration or Mistaken Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2017

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26.—(1) Any requirement by or under these Regulations for a person to send a document to another person may be met by means of an electronic communication if—

(a)it results in the information contained in that document being available to the other person in a form similar to the form in which it would appear in a document sent in printed form; and

(b)except where the other person is the determining authority, the other person consents to the notice or document being sent by those means.

(2) A person who has provided an email address is to be treated as consenting to a document being sent by email.

(3) A written representation pursuant to regulation 14 or 16 or reply under regulation 14 may be sent by means of an electronic communication.

(4) Any requirement in these Regulations for a document to be signed does not apply in the case of a document sent by means of an electronic communication.

(5) Paragraphs (1) and (4) do not apply in relation to the appointment of persons to discharge functions of a registration authority and any subsequent revocation of such appointment (regulation 4) or the submission of an application form to a registration authority (regulation 5).

(6) For the purposes of this paragraph “document” includes a notice, document, information or evidence.

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