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Coal Industry Act 1977

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1(1)In section 6 of this Act "relevant expenditure" means expenditure, determined in such manner as may, with the approval of the Treasury, be agreed between the Secretary of State and the Board, on any of the following, namely—

(i)payments under the Redundancy Payments Act 1965, so far as those payments exceed any sums received by the Board in consequence thereof under that Act, and payments under any scheme for comparable purposes made under section 37 of the Act of 1946 ;

(ii)payments in respect of loss of superannuation and employment prospects ;

(iii)payments by way of contributions to superannuation funds maintained by virtue of the said section 37 in respect of any increase in the cost of retirement benefits paid before normal retiring age ;

(iv)payments to persons in the employment of the Board whose place of employment is changed, and who in consequence change their place of residence in connection with the removal, and resettlement of those persons with or without their dependants ;

(v)the provision of housing for such persons as are mentioned in head (iv) above ;

(vi)the provision of travelling allowances or transport services for persons employed by the Board whose place of employment is changed;

(vii)the temporary supplementation of the earnings of persons employed by the Board whose work or place of employment is changed in consequence of the closure of, or of part of, a pit;

(viii)the maintenance of existing social welfare activities within the meaning of the Miners' Welfare Act 1952, or of existing arrangements for the provision of benefits in kind in areas where the number of persons employed by the Board has fallen since the end of March 1965 as the consequence of the closure of collieries.

(2)Head (iii) above shall not include contributions in respect of any increase in the cost of retirement benefits where those contributions are reimbursed by the Secretary of State under section 4 of the Act of 1967.

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