(1) If it appears to the Secretary of State that a public company is in breach of section 271 (requirement to have secretary), the Secretary of State may give the company a direction under this section.
(2) The direction must state that the company appears to be in breach of that section and specify—
(a) what the company must do in order to comply with the direction, and
(b) the period within which it must do so.
That period must be not less than one month or more than three months after the date on which the direction is given.
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