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Coal Mining Subsidence Act 1991

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48Provision of information on request

(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations requiring the Corporation, on a request made to them by any person in such form (if any) as may be prescribed, to provide that person with any information which—

(a)relates to, or to subsidence resulting from, coal-mining operations;

(b)is of a prescribed description; and

(c)is in their possession or is reasonably available to them.

(2)The descriptions of information which may be prescribed include in particular information relating to the proximity to any particular land of—

(a)any coal workings which have been, are being or are proposed to be carried on by any person;

(b)any geological or other physiographical feature which is capable of affecting the occurrence of subsidence.

(3)Regulations under this section may—

(a)provide that the obligation to give information applies only where the request is made in prescribed circumstances and by a person of a prescribed description; and

(b)require the payment of fees by persons making requests in prescribed cases.

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