(1) If the registrar has reasonable cause to believe that a company is not carrying on business or in operation, the registrar may send to the company [a communication] inquiring whether the company is carrying on business or in operation.
(2) If the registrar does not within [14 days of sending] [the communication] receive any answer to it, the registrar must within 14 days after the expiration of [that period] send to the company [a second communication referring to the first communication], and stating—
(a) that no answer to it has been received, and
(b) that if an answer is not received to the second [communication] within [14 days] from its date, a notice will be published in the Gazette with a view to striking the company's name off the register.
(3) If the registrar—
(a) receives an answer to the effect that the company is not carrying on business or in operation, or
(b) does not within [14 days] after sending the second [communication] receive any answer,
the registrar may publish in the Gazette, and send to the company . . ., a notice that at the expiration of [2 months] from the date of the notice the name of the company mentioned in it will, unless cause is shown to the contrary, be struck off the register and the company will be dissolved.
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