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Coal Act 1943

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Part IIMiscellaneous and General

14Inspection and copies of plans

The power under section fifty-two of the principal Act of prescribing the fee to be paid by a person interested in land for inspecting plans of workings, and for copies thereof or parts thereof, shall be exercised by the Minister ; and in that section the expressions " coal " and " interested " shall have the meanings assigned to them by section forty-four of the principal Act.

15Reports and c. to Minister by Commission

(1)Instead of transmitting to the Minister all the certified valuations received from the Regional Valuation Boards, as required by paragraph (a) of section fifty-seven of the principal Act, the Commission shall transmit to the Minister such particulars of those valuations as he may require for the purpose of laying before Parliament the statements required by that paragraph.

(2)The next report after the commencement of this Act to be made by the Commission to the Minister under paragraph (b) of the said section fifty-seven shall be a report as to their proceedings during the fifteen months ending on the thirty-first day of March, nineteen hundred and forty-four; and the annual reports to be made subsequently by the Commission under that paragraph shall be reports as to their proceedings during each period of twelve months ending on the thirty-first day of March.

16Dissolution of Coal Mines National Industrial Board

The Coal Mines National industrial Board shall be dissolved; and accordingly the following provisions of the Coal Mines Act, 1930, are hereby repealed, namely, Part IV, subsection (1) of section sixteen and, in the definition of " coal mine " in subsection (1) of section eighteen, the words " (including for the purposes of Part IV of this Act lignite or brown coal) ".

17Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them—

  • " the Commission " means the Coal Commission ;

  • " the Minister " means the Minister of Fuel and Power ;

  • " the principal Act " means the Coal Act, 1938, as amended by any subsequent enactment or Order in Council.

18Short title, citation, construction and extent

(1)This Act may be cited as the Coal Act, 1943, and may be cited together with the Coal Acts, 1938 and 1942, as the Coal' Acts, 1938 to 1943.

(2)Part I of this Act shall be construed as one with Part I of the principal Act.

(3)This Act shall not extend to Northern Ireland.

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