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(1)Nothing in this Act shall affect—
(a)any special regulation made under an enactment repealed by this Act;
(b)any rule made by the Mining Qualifications Board constituted under the M1Coal Mines Act 1911;
(c)any order with respect to fees, notification of accidents or the manner in which persons are to be searched, being an order made under an enactment repealed by this Act or by the M2said Act of 1911;
(d)any rule made under section fifty of the M3said Act of 1911; or
(e)any certificate issued, exemption, consent, approval, permission or authority granted or any other thing done under an enactment repealed by this Act;
but any such regulation, rule or order so made or any certificate, exemption, consent, approval, permission, authority or thing so issued, granted or done shall, if in force at the commencement of this Act and so far as it could have been made, issued, granted or done under this Act, have effect as if it had been so made, issued, granted or done.
(2)Nothing in this Act shall affect any special rule established under an enactment repealed by this Act, but any such rule so established shall, if in force at the commencement of this Act and so far as it could, had it been a regulation, have been made under this Act, have effect as if it had been a regulation so made.
(3)Any document referring to any Act or enactment repealed by this Act shall be construed as referring to this Act or the corresponding enactment in this Act.
(4)Any inquiry or formal investigation under section eleven or eighty-three of the M4Coal Mines Act 1911, which is uncompleted at the commencement of this Act may be carried on and completed in all respects as if this Act had not passed.
(5)Any person holding office or acting or serving under or by virtue of an enactment repealed by this Act shall continue to hold office or to act or serve as if he had been appointed under or by virtue of the corresponding enactment in this Act.
(6)Any register kept under an enactment repealed by this Act shall be deemed part of the register to be kept under the corresponding enactment in this Act.
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(8)The mention of particular matters in this section shall be without prejudice to the general application of [F2sections 16(1) and 17(2)(a) of the M5Interpretation Act 1978] with regard to the effect of repeals.
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