[319A Determination of procedure for certain proceedings][: England]
[319A Determination of procedure for certain proceedings][: England]

[(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 whichever of the following ways appears to the Secretary of State to be most 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 determination under subsection (1) may be varied by a subsequent determination under that subsection at any time before the proceedings are determined.