Service of Documents Act 1963

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Service of Documents Act 1963

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SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS ACT 1963

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SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS ACT 1963

Index Section Page

1 Recorded delivery service to be an alternative to registered post ........................... 5
2 Personal service by coroner to be an alternative to postal service........................... 6
3 Application and Interpretation ..................................................................................... 6
4 Short title .......................................................................................................................... 7
5 Commencement .............................................................................................................. 7
ENDNOTES 9

TABLE OF LEGISLATION HISTORY 9
TABLE OF RENUMBERED PROVISIONS 9
TABLE OF ENDNOTE REFERENCES 9

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SERVICE OF DOCUMENTS ACT 1963

Received Royal Assent: 26 March 1963
Passed: 22 May 1963
Commenced: 22 May 1963
AN ACT
to authorise the sending by the recorded delivery service of certain
documents and other things required or authorised to be sent by registered
post; to authorised personal service by the coroner of documents and other
things required or authorised to be sent by any of the postal services; and for
purposes connected therewith.
1 Recorded delivery service to be an alternative to registered post

(1) Any enactment which requires or authorises a document or other thing
to be sent by registered post (whether or not it makes any other
provision in relation thereto) shall have effect as if it required or, as the
case may be, authorised that thing to be sent by registered post or the
recorded delivery service; and any enactment which makes any other
provision in relation to the sending of a document or other thing by
registered post or to a thing so sent shall have effect as if it made the like
provision in relation to the sending of that thing by recorded delivery
service or, as the case may be, to a thing sent by that service.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing subsection, any
reference, however worded —
(a) in any enactment the provisions of which apply to, or operate in
consequence of the operation of, any enactment amended by this
section; or
(b) in any enactment relating to the sending of documents or other
things otherwise than by registered post or to documents or other
things so sent,
to the registered post or to a registered letter or packet, shall be
construed as including a reference to the recorded delivery service or to a
letter or packet sent by that service, and any reference, however worded,
in any such enactment to an Isle of Man Post Office Authority receipt or
to a Post Office receipt for a registered letter or to an acknowledgement
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of or certificate of delivery of a registered letter shall be construed
accordingly.1

(3) This section shall not be construed as authorising the sending by
recorded delivery service of anything which under the Isle of Man Post
Office Authority (Postal Services, etc.) Act 19731 or any instruments
thereunder is not allowed to be sent by that service.2

2 Personal service by coroner to be an alternative to postal service

(1) Any enactment which requires or authorises a document or other thing
to be sent by a postal service (whether or not it makes any other
provision in relation thereto) shall have effect as if it required or, as the
case may be, authorised that thing to be sent by that postal service or to
be personally served by the coroner; and any enactment, including this
Act, which makes any other provision in relation to the sending of a
document or other thing by a postal service or to a thing so sent shall
have effect as if it made the like provision in relation to the personal
service of that thing by the coroner or, as the case may be, to a thing so
served.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing subsection of this
section, any reference, however worded, in any enactment the provisions
of which apply to, or operate in consequence of the operation of, any
enactment amended by this section, to any of the postal services or to a
postal packet, shall be construed as including a reference to personal
service by the coroner or to a document or other thing so served; and any
reference, however worded, in any such enactment to a Post Office
receipt for a registered letter or for a letter sent by recorded delivery
service, or to an acknowledgement of or certificate of delivery of a
registered letter or of a letter sent by recorded delivery service, shall
respectively be construed as a receipt of the coroner or a coroner’s
certificate of service.
3 Application and Interpretation

(1) Subject to the next following subsection, this Act applies to every
enactment passed, made or resolved, before or in the same session as this
Act and, in the case of an enactment which has been applied by or under
any other enactment passed, made or resolved before or in the same
session as this Act, applies to that enactment as so applied subject,
however, in the case of a public document made after the passing of this
Act to any contrary intention appearing therein; and references in this
Act (except this section) to any enactment shall be construed accordingly.
1 [Editorial Note: the 1973 Act was replaced by the Post Office Act 1993 and the references here
are presumably to be read as references to that Act.]
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(2) This Act does not apply to any enactment which, either as originally
enacted or as amended by any subsequent enactment, requires or
authorises a thing to be sent by recorded delivery service as an
alternative to registered post or makes provision in relation to a thing
sent by that service.
(3) In this Act “enactment
” includes a public document and a resolution of
Tynwald.
(4) In this Act —
references to sending a document or other thing include references to serving,
executing, giving or delivering it or doing any similar thing;
references to sending any thing by registered post include references to sending
it by or in a registered letter or packet, whether the references are
expressed in those terms or terms having the like effect and whether or
not there is any mention of the post or pre-payment; and
references to any thing sent by registered post or the recorded delivery service
shall be construed accordingly.
4 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Service of Documents Act, 1963.
5 Commencement

This Act shall come into operation when the Royal Assent thereto has been by
the Governor announced to Tynwald and a certificate thereof has been signed
by the Governor and the Speaker of the House of Keys.
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ENDNOTES

Table of Legislation History

Legislation Year and No Commencement






Table of Renumbered Provisions

Original Current






Table of Endnote References

1
Subs (2) amended by Statute Law Revision (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979 Sch 1. 2
Subs (3) amended by Statute Law Revision (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979 Sch 1.