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9 Activities relating to petroleum,E+W+S

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(5)In F2. . . section 10 below “petroleum” means any of the following (other than coal) namely—

(a)mineral oil, natural gas and bituminous shales;

(b)deposits not mentioned in the preceding paragraph from which oil can be extracted by destructive distillation; and

(c)hydrocarbons which are related to mineral oil and are not mentioned in the preceding paragraphs.

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F2Words in s. 9(5) repealed (31.10.1994) by 1994 c. 21, ss. 67, 68(2), Sch. 11 Pt. II (with ss. 40(7), 66); S.I. 1994/2553, art. 2

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 9 restricted (31.10.1994) by 1994 c. 21, ss. 11(6)(b), 68(2), (with ss. 40(7), 66); S.I. 1994/2553, art. 2

10 Activities relating to minerals other than coal or petroleum.E+W+S

(1)The [F3Corporation] shall have power—

(a)to work and get any minerals, other than coal or petroleum, which are discovered in the course of searching or boring for, or working and getting, coal, and

(b)to carry on such activities as may appear to the [F3Corporation] to be requisite, advantageous or convenient for them to carry on for or in connection with the working and getting by the [F3Corporation] of minerals (other than coal or petroleum) which have been discovered in the course of searching or boring for, or working and getting, coal.

(2)The [F3Corporation] shall have power to do anything and to enter into any transaction (whether or not involving expenditure, borrowing or lending, or the acquisition of any property or rights) which in the opinion of the [F3Corporation] is calculated to facilitate the proper exercise of their powers under this section, or is incidental or conducive to the exercise of those powers.

(3)The provisions of this section are without prejudice to the duties and powers conferred on the [F3Corporation] by Section 1 of the Act of 1946.

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11 Overseas activities.E+W+S

(1)Section 1 of the Act of 1946 (which states the [F4Corporation’s] duties and powers) shall not be limited by section 63(3) of that Act (references in that Act to activities to be limited to activities in Great Britain).

(2)Without prejudice to the effect of subsection (1) above, the [F4Corporation] shall have power to do anything outside Great Britain—

(a)which appears to the [F4Corporation] requisite, advantageous or convenient, and

(b)which the [F4Corporation] are required or authorised to do in Great Britain,

whether or not what is done under this subsection is related to the working and getting of coal in Great Britain.

(3)For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that subsection (2) above authorises the [F4Corporation] to work and get coal outside Great Britain.

(4)The [F4Corporation] shall not do anything outside Great Britain except—

(a)with the consent in writing of the Secretary of State, and

(b)if it involves capital expenditure by the [F4Corporation], or the guaranteeing by the [F4Corporation] of any liability, with the consent of the Secretary of State given with the approval of the Treasury.

(5)Subsection (4) above shall not apply to—

(a)selling or supplying for export,

(b)supplying imported goods in Great Britain.

[F5(6)Subsection (4) above shall not apply to anything done with consent given under section 2(2) of the Overseas Development and Co-operation Act 1980 (powers of statutory bodies in relation to furnishing of assistance to, or for the benefit of, overseas countries).]

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(8)Section 2 of the M1Coal Industry Act 1949, which is superseded by this section, shall cease to have effect.

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F5S. 11(6) substituted by Overseas Development and Co-operation Act 1980 (c. 63, SIF 88), s. 2(5)

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C2The text of ss. 1(1)(2), 11(8), 12(1)(2), 15(1)(2), Schs. 1, 3, 4 paras. 1(1)—(7), 2, 3, Sch. 5 Pts. I, II is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

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12 Pensions.E+W+S

(1)In section 37 of the Act of 1946 (regulations about pension schemes) after subsection (1) insert the following subsection—

(1A)Regulations may be made for providing pensions, gratuities and other like benefits in favour of persons specified in the Table in Schedule 2A to this Act, and references in subsection (1)(c) above to the purposes of paragraphs (a) and (b) of that subsection shall include references to the purposes of this subsection.

(2)After Schedule 2 to the Act of 1946 insert, as Schedule 2A, the provisions set out in Schedule 3 to this Act.

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C3The text of ss. 1(1)(2), 11(8), 12(1)(2), 15(1)(2), Schs. 1, 3, 4 paras. 1(1)—(7), 2, 3, Sch. 5 Pts. I, II is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

13 Administrative expenses.E+W+S

Any administrative expenses incurred by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this Act shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament.

14 Interpretation.E+W+S

(1)In this Act—

  • the Act of 1946” means the M2Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946;

  • the Act of 1965” means the M3Coal Industry Act 1965;

  • the Act of 1971” means the M4Coal Industry Act 1971;

  • the Act of 1973” means the M5Coal Industry Act 1973;

  • the Act of 1976” means the M6National Coal Board (Finance) Act 1976;

  • the Board” means the National Coal Board;

  • [F7the Corporation” means the British Coal Corporation;]

  • wholly owned subsidiary” shall be construed in accordance with [F8[F9section 736] of the Companies Act 1985].

(2)Except so far as the context otherwise requires, any reference in this Act to an enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended or extended by or under any other enactment.

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Amendments (Textual)

F9Words substituted by Companies Act 1989 (c. 40, SIF 27), s. 144(4), Sch. 18 para. 18 (subject to the transitional provisions referred to in S.I. 1990/1392, arts. 2, 6)

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15 Amendments and repeals.E+W+S

(1)The minor and consequential amendments in Schedule 4 to this Act shall have effect.

(2)The enactments specified in Schedule 5 to this Act shall be repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

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C4The text of ss. 1(1)(2), 11(8), 12(1)(2), 15(1)(2), Schs. 1, 3, 4 paras. 1(1)—(7), 2, 3, Sch. 5 Pts. I, II is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

16 Citation, commencement and extent.E+W+S

(1)This Act may be cited as the Coal Industry Act 1977, and the Coal Industry Acts 1946 to 1976 and this Act may be cited together as the Coal Industry Acts 1946 to 1977.

(2)Th is Act shall come into force at the expiration of a period of one month beginning with the date on which this Act is passed.

(3)This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland, but without prejudice to the provisions of this Act relating to activities of the Board outside Great Britain.

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