| Commentary

19.1 Derivation of the codes

| Commentary

19 The Mining Codes

19.1 Derivation of the codes

The Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 was passed to avoid the necessity of repeating various provisions commonly introduced into the private Acts authorising the construction of railways, and also to ensure greater uniformity in the provisions themselves. The Act applied to every railway authorised to be constructed by any Act subsequent to it and was to be incorporated with such later Act, except so far as expressly varied or excepted1. One of the objects which the 1845 Act achieved was the establishment of a uniform body of rules as to the rights

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