[(1) The Secretary of State must make a determination as to the procedure by which proceedings to which this section applies are to be considered.
(2) A determination under subsection (1) must provide for the proceedings to be considered in [such one or more of the following ways as appear] to the Secretary of State to be . . . appropriate—
(a) at a local inquiry;
(b) at a hearing;
(c) on the basis of representations in writing.
(3) The Secretary of State must make a determination under subsection (1) in respect of proceedings to which this section applies before the end of the prescribed period.
(4) A determinati
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