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Miners’ Welfare Act 1952

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16 Interpretation.E+W+S

(1)In this Act (including the provisions of section forty-one of the M1Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946 as amended by this Act) the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them, that is to say—

  • the appointed day” has the meaning assigned to it by section one of this Act;

  • the Board” means the National Coal Board;

  • colliery welfare property” has the meaning assigned to it by section three of this Act;

  • colliery welfare trust” and “colliery welfare agreement” have the meanings assigned to them by section four of this Act;

  • the Commission” has the meaning assigned to it by section one of this Act;

  • [F1the Corporation” means the British Coal Corporation]

  • functions” includes powers and duties;

  • the Minister” means [F2the Secretary of State];

  • output levy” means the sums payable in respect of the output of mines under section twenty of the M2Mining Industry Act 1920;

  • property” includes interests in land;

  • property representing an application of moneys standing to the credit of the miners’ welfare fund” has the meaning assigned to it by subsection (3) of section three of this Act;

  • royalties welfare levy” means the levy payable under section fourteen of the M3Mining Industry Act 1926;

  • social welfare activities” means activities concerned with the maintenance or improvement of the health, social well-being, recreation or conditions of living of—


    persons employed in or about coal mines or otherwise employed under the Board;


    persons who have ceased to be so employed by reason of age or disability or, having ceased to be so employed for any reason, have not subsequently changed their occupation; or


    dependants of any such persons,

  • and in particular includes activities carried on for purposes mentioned in paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section three of this Act, but does not include activities carried on for purposes mentioned in the other provisions of the said subsection (1);

  • the Social Welfare Organisation” has the meaning assigned to it by section twelve of this Act.

(2)Any reference in this Act to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended by or under any subsequent enactment.

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F2Words substituted by virtue of S.I. 1957/48 (1957 I, p. 1439), 1969/1498, arts. 2(1), 5(6) and 1970/1537, arts 2(2), 7(4)

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