249. Reference of disputes.

(b)     Disputes and Complaints

249.     Reference of disputes.

In general1, and subject to provisions as to arbitration2, any question arising under the Coal Mining Subsidence Act 1991 falls, in default of agreement, to be referred to and determined by the Upper Tribunal3. Such questions may include:


    (1)     any question as to who is the person with responsibility4 for subsidence affecting particular land5;


    (2)     the question whether there has been a contravention of any subsidence requirement6; and


    (3)     the question how any such contravention is to be remedied7.

The tribunal, court, or other person by whom any question is to