163. Mine owner's right of deduction from royalties.

163.     Mine owner's right of deduction from royalties.

Where the substituted mining code of the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 18451 applies, any mine owner2 making a contribution3 in respect of authorised workings, being a lessee4, is entitled to deduct from any royalties then or thereafter becoming due from him to the royalty owner under the lease, one-third part of the amount which he has so contributed5. Where, however, the royalty payable under the lease is less than a specified amount6 per ton, the amount so deducted must not exceed the amount produced by multiplying one-third of such