68. Exclusions from vesting of coal.

68.     Exclusions from vesting of coal.

Interests1 or rights in or in relation to any coal2 or coal mines3 outside Great Britain4 and the territorial sea adjacent to Great Britain, with the exception of the exclusive right5 without the consent of the Secretary of State6 of authorising the carrying on, in relation to the coal in any designated area7, of any of the coal-mining operations8 or of any operation carried on for the purpose of searching or boring for coal9, are excluded from vesting10 in the Coal Authority11.

The interests and rights which are vested or deemed to