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Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020

Register of Inhibitions

132.Paragraph 3 relates to the Register of Inhibitions and makes provision for registration or recording in that register to proceed on the basis of electronic submission of documents and copies of documents to the Keeper of the Registers.

133.Paragraph 3(1) sets out that this provision applies to documents where electronic submission is not already permitted in terms of paragraph 1(4) of schedule 4 of the 2020 Act. Taken together, these provisions ensure that all documents capable of being registered in the register can be proceed on the basis of a document submitted to the Keeper by electronic means.

134.Paragraph 3(2) and (5) provides that documents may be signed by way of a basic electronic signature construed in accordance with section 7(2) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000 but also includes a version of an electronic signature which is reproduced on a paper document.

135.Sub-paragraph 3(4) sets out that these provisions apply when the means and form for electronic submission are specified as acceptable on the Keeper’s website.

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