55. Finances and accounts.

The Secretary of State1 may, after consultation with the Coal Authority, determine2 the financial duties of the Authority, and different determinations may be made for different functions and activities of the Authority3. Such a determination may (1) relate to a period beginning before the date on which it is made4; (2) contain supplemental provisions5; and (3) be varied by a subsequent determination6. The Secretary of State must give the Authority written notice of every such determination and the Authority must conduct its finances in accordance with the determinations of which it has been given notice7.

The Secretary of State must,