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A conveyance registered on the title to a property requires that any transferee gives a covenant in favour of 'the British Coal Corporation'. Is the Coal Authority the statutory successor to the British Coal Corporation for the purpose of giving this covenant and by virtue of which legislative instrument?

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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth England of 42 Bedford Row
Published on LexisPSL on 16/12/2016

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  • A conveyance registered on the title to a property requires that any transferee gives a covenant in favour of 'the British Coal Corporation'. Is the Coal Authority the statutory successor to the British Coal Corporation for the purpose of giving this covenant and by virtue of which legislative instrument?
  • Is the Coal Authority the statutory successor to the British Coal Corporation for the purpose of giving this covenant and by virtue of which legislative instrument?

The British Coal Corporation was a nationalised corporation created by virtue of the Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946 (CINA 1946). It established the National Coal Board which acted as the managing authority for coal mining activities in England and Wales.

Under CINA 1946 the assets of all private collieries in England and Wales came under the responsibility of the (then) Minister of Fuel and Power. All employees became public servants of the National Coal Board. In 1987 the National Coal Board became the British Coal Corporation.

The Coal Industry Act 1994 (CIA 1994) transferred the British C

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