Amendments made: No. 214, in page 78, line 36, leave out 'includes—' and insert—
'(A) subject to paragraph (B) below, includes—'.
No. 215, in page 79, line 3, at end insert 'but
(B) does not include—
No. 216, in page 79, leave out lines 5 to 14.
No. 217, in page 79, line 16, after 'requires' insert—
' "acting in a compulsory capacity", in the case of the official receiver, means acting as—
No. 218, in page 79, line 32, leave out '(2)' and insert '(1)'.
"The official receiver" has the same meaning as it has in the Insolvency Act 1986 by virtue of section 399(1) of that Act;'.
No. 219, in page 79, line 44, at end insert—
'(4A) Where the operator of a mine is—
he shall not be guilty of an offence under subsection (3) above by reason of any failure to give the notice required by subsection (1) above if, as soon as is reasonably practicable (whether before or after the abandonment), he gives to SEPA notice of the abandonment or proposed abandonment, containing such information as may be prescribed.
(4B) Where a person gives notice under subsection (1), (4)(b) or (4A) above, he shall publish prescribed particulars of, or relating to, the notice in one or more local newspapers circulating in the locality where the mine is situated.'.—[Mr. Atkins.]