53. Relationship with the Crown.

53.     Relationship with the Crown.

The Coal Authority is not to be regarded as the servant or agent of the Crown, or as enjoying any status, immunity or privilege of the Crown; or by virtue of any connection with the Crown, as exempt from any tax, duty, rate, levy or other charge whatsoever, whether general or local; and nor is the Authority's property to be regarded as property of, or property held on behalf of, the Crown1.