175. Rights acquired before 1 January 1924.

The substituted mining code of the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 18451 does not take away, diminish or prejudicially alter or affect any estate, right or interest in minerals2 which may have been acquired by a railway or other authority before 1 January 19243 under or by virtue of any express provision in any deed or contract, or under or by virtue of the exercise of its powers under the code as originally enacted4, or any right of support from minerals which any such authority may have so acquired, or any compensation paid or payable by any such company in