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Mineral Development Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

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4(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (3), a mining facilities order shall operate, without further assurance “to vest in the Ministry” as from the date on which the order becomes operative (in this Schedule referred to as “the date of vesting” ), for such period, if any, as may be mentioned in the order, such estate in, to or over the land to which it relates as is therein specified, discharged from all claims or estates whatsoever (except as is specified in the order), or (if the case so requires) such ancillary rights as the order specifies, discharged from all such claims or estates as aforesaid.N.I.

(2)To the extent to which compensation may be payable in accordance with the provisions of this Schedule and is not paid out of any sum such as is mentioned in section 27( b)(ii), as from the date of vesting the rights and claims of all persons in respect of any land acquired by the mining facilities order or in respect of the acquisition of ancillary rights over any land to which the order relates shall be transferred and attached to the Consolidated Fund, and shall be discharged by payments made by the Ministry; and in this Act the expression “compensation fund” means the Consolidated Fund.

(3)Where a mining facilities order relates to land the ownership of which is registered under the Local Registration of Title (Ireland) Act 1891 [1891 c.66] F1, the Ministry, before lodging the order with the registering authority under that Act, shall endorse upon the order the date on which it would have become operative were it not for the provisions of this sub-paragraph, and in relation to such land the date of vesting shall, notwithstanding anything in sub-paragraph (1), be the date on which the order is so lodged and that sub-paragraph shall have effect accordingly.

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