177. Notices in connection with the statutory right to withdraw support.

No notice in connection with the right to withdraw support from land1 may be given except: (1) by a person who, on the relevant date of publication2, is a licensed operator3 and as the holder of a licence4 has an area of responsibility5 that consists of or includes all the land to which the notice relates; or (2) by a person who, on that date, is authorised by such a licence, or by virtue of a licence originally granted by the British Coal Corporation6, to carry on coal-mining operations7 and has the approval of the Coal Authority8 for the