§ Mr. Illsley
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will specify the associated legislation which is to be replaced along with the Mines and Quarries Act 1954.
§ Mr. Nicholls
In addition to the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 the new legislation will replace the Mines Management Act 1971, approximately 50 sets of national regulations and many local regulations made under the 1954 Act. A small number of regulations made under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, before the start of the legislative renewal programme, will also be replaced.