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8Application, commencement, and short title

(1)This Act shall, except where the contrary intention appears, apply to all mines to which the Coal Mines Regulation Acts, 1887 to 1905, apply.

(2)This Act shall come into operation, as respects mines in the counties of Northumberland and Durham, on the first day of January nineteen hundred and ten, and elsewhere on the first day of July nineteen hundred and nine.

(3)This Act may be cited as the Coal Mines Regulation Act, 1908, and shall be construed as one with the Coal Mines Regulation Acts, 1887 to 1905, and this Act and those Acts may be cited together as the Coal Mines Regulation Acts, 1887 to 1908.