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Mines Management Act 1971

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3Interpretation etc.

(1)In this Act the expression " mine" and other expressions to which a meaning is assigned by the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 for purposes of that Act shall be construed as if contained in that Act, and in the following provisions of that Act references to that Act shall extend also to this Act, namely,—

(a)section 141(1) to (3) (power to make regulations);

(b)sections 144 and 145 (inspectors);

(c)section 175 (service of notices); and

(d)section 179 (application to the Crown).

(2)Any provision of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 which relates generally to offences under that Act shall have effect in relation to offences under section 1(6) or (7) or section 2(3) of this Act as if those subsections were contained in that Act.

(3)Section 135 of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 (which requires that copies of that Act and of other instruments shall be provided at a mine or quarry) shall, in its application to a mine to which section 1 or 2 of this Act applies, have effect as if any reference in the section to that Act included a reference to this Act.

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