66. Vesting of assets in the Coal Authority.

On the restructuring date1 the British Coal Corporation's2 interests in unworked coal3 and coal mines4, including its interests in any coal that (notwithstanding having been worked at some time) was so attached to or incorporated in any coal mine or other land as to be, in law, a part of it, vested without further assurance in the Coal Authority5.

Subject to certain provisions6, the interests in unworked coal and coal mines which vested in the Corporation immediately before the restructuring date were deemed to include: (1) the interests and rights of a freehold owner