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Clause 131—(Notification Of Begin Ning And Cessation Of Certain Mining And Quarrying Operations)

Volume 529: debated on Thursday 1 July 1954

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I beg to move, in page 77, line 28, to leave out from the first "or," to "the," and to insert, "a seam or vein therein."

The object of this and the succeeding six Amendments is to revert to the period of 12 months instead of two months for which a quarry may be closed prior to the notification of the inspector. That is the period which is in existence at present. It is contained in the Regulations, and these Amendments give effect to it in the Clause.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: In line 29, leave out from first "or," to first "the," in line 30, and insert, "a seam or vein therein."

In line 31, leave out from first "or," to "was," in line 32, and insert, "a seam or vein therein."

In line 34, leave out from first "or," to first "after," in line 35, and insert. "a seam or vein therein."

In page 78, line 1, leave out "or quarry."

In line 4, leave out from first "or," to "is," in line 5, and insert, "a seam or vein therein."

In line 12, at end, insert:

(2) In any of the following events, namely, the beginning of operations for the purpose of opening a quarry, the abandonment of a quarry, the expiration of the period of twelve months beginning with the day on which a quarry was last worked for the purpose of producing minerals and the resumption of the working of a quarry after the abandonment thereof or after the expiration of such a period as aforesaid, the owner of the quarry in question shall, within two weeks after the happening of that event, give notice thereof to the inspector for the district:
Provided that, where a quarry is abandoned after the day on which it was last worked for the purpose of producing minerals but before the expiration of the period of twelve months beginning with that day, it shall not be necessary to give notice of the expiration of that period.—[Mr. Joynson-Hicks.]