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Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act 1966

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Coal

Paragraph 3 of Table. (1) A right to search and bore for coal may be conferred on the National Coal Board. (2) Subject to section 4(5) of this Act, where the working of any coal, or the working of any coal in the most efficient and economical manner, is impeded by any restrictions, terms or conditions contained in a mining lease, or otherwise binding on the person entitled to work the coal, a right may be-conferred to work the coal freed wholly or partially from such restrictions or conditions, or to work the coal on other terms and conditions. In this sub-paragraph " coal" shall not include lignite or brown coal but, subject to that, includes, together with coal as defined in this Act, all other minerals worked or to be worked therewith.

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