The clause introduces a new definition for documents in hard-copy form. The notes explain that this
“ensures that there is a consistent approach in existing investigation provisions where there is a requirement to produce documents.”
Is a consistent approach also taken in relation to the definition of hard copy throughout the Bill as a whole?
I think I have the answer to that question. Clause 807 contains a new provision to cover the meaning of the terms “electronic form”, “hard copy” and related expressions that are used for all the purposes of the Bill. So the answer is yes.