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Minerals (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1959

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PART IIN.I.Mineral Rights

6Transfer of certain functions and right to the Ministry.N.I.

(1)Subject as in this Part provided the functions exercisable with respect to rights to, or in relation to, mines or minerals by the Ministry of Finance immediately before the commencement of this Act by virtue of paragraph ( c) of section three of the Northern Ireland Land Purchase (Winding Up) Act, 1935 [1935 c.21] , shall be and become functions of the Ministry.

(2)The provisions set out in the First Schedule shall have effect in relation to the functions transferred to the Ministry under sub-section (1).

(3)In any entry made in the Land Registry with respect to the reservation under the Land Purchase Acts of mines or minerals to the Irish Land Commission, the Northern Ireland Land Purchase Commission or the Ministry of Finance references to those bodies shall be construed as references to the Ministry.

Subs. (4) rep. by 1969 c. 35 (NI)

S. 7 rep. by 1969 c. 35 (NI)

8Merging orders.N.I.

Subs. (1)‐(3) rep. by 1969 c. 35 (NI)

(4 )F1Nothing in this section shall prejudice the rights of any person entitled to the whole or any part of the percentage provided for in sub-section (3) of section thirteen of the Irish Land Act, 1903 [1903 c.37] ; and upon registration of a merging order the second proviso to the said sub-section (3) shall in its application to the land to which the merging order relates have effect as if the reference therein to twenty-five per cent. of any rent, purchase money or other net profit received by the Ministry upon a disposal of mining rights by the Ministry were a reference to twenty-five per cent. of any rent, purchase money or other net profit in respect of mines or minerals received by the registered owner or other person interested in the land upon a disposal of mining rights by that owner or other person.

Subs. (5) rep. by 1969 c. 35 (NI)

(6)The Ministry shall keep a separate register of all merging orders, and that register—

(a)shall specify, by reference to the appropriate land registry folio, the lands to which the respective merging orders relate; and

(b)shall be open to public inspection, without charge, during normal office hours.

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Ss. 9‐17 rep. by 1962 c. 30 (NI); 1969 c. 35 (NI)

S. 18(1) rep. with saving by 1969 c. 35 (NI); subs. (2)‐(4) rep. by 1969 c. 35 (NI)

S. 19 rep. by 1969 c. 35 (NI)

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