Opencast Coal

Bills Presented – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1957.

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Bill to make provision with respect to the working of coal by opencast operations, including provision for the compulsory acquisition by the National Coal Board of rights over land and provision for the payment of compensation in connection therewith; to provide for adjustments between landlords and tenants, and in respect of mortgages, in consequence of the authorisation of such operations or of the acquisition by the Board of such rights over land; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid, presented by Mr. Maudling; supported by Mr. John Maclay, Mr. Heathcoat Amory, Mr. Henry Brooke, and Mr. Renton; read the First time; to be read a Second time upon Thursday and to be printed. [Bill 49.]