90. Power to grant licences.

90.     Power to grant licences.

The Coal Authority1 has the power to grant a licence2. However, where provision is made by any restructuring scheme3 for any interest4 or rights in or in relation to any coal5 or coal mine6 to be created in any person's favour or to be transferred to any person, and that person requires the interest or rights to enable him to continue, resume or begin the carrying on7 of any coal-mining operations8, the Coal Industry Act 1994 has effect as if the Secretary of State9, as well as the Authority, was entitled, at