6(1)In section 4 of the [1962 c. 8..] Civil Aviation (Eurocontrol) Act 1962 (which relates to charges for air navigation services) for subsection (1) there shall be substituted the following subsections:—
“(1)The Minister may by statutory instrument make regulations for requiring the payment to the Organisation or the Minister or the Civil Aviation Authority (hereafter in this section referred to as " the Authority") of charges, of such amounts and in such currencies as may be prescribed by the regulations, in respect of navigation services which, either in pursuance of international arrangements or otherwise, are provided for aircraft by the Organisation, the Minister, the Authority or any other person or by any persons jointly ; and regulations under this section may provide for charges payable by virtue of the regulations to be so payable elsewhere than in the United Kingdom and to be recoverable in the United Kingdom wherever they are payable (without prejudice to the recovery of them elsewhere) and may include such incidental and supplementary provisions as the Minister considers appropriate for the purposes of the regulations.
(1A)Any sum received by the Minister by virtue of regulations under this section shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund; and regulations under this section may contain provision for regulating the disposal by the Authority of sums received by it by virtue of the regulations.”
(2)In subsection (2) of that section after the words " the operators " there shall be inserted the words "or owners", after the words " the aircraft)" there shall be inserted the words "or upon those operators and owners" and after the words " those operators " there shall be inserted the words "or owners or operators and owners".
(3)In subsection (3) of that section, for the words " approved under the Convention " there shall be substituted the words “which are either—
(i)approved under any international agreement to which the United Kingdom is a party, or
(ii)in the opinion of the Minister likely to be approved, before or within one month after the date when the regulations come into force, under any international agreement to which the United Kingdom is likely to be a party before or within one month after that date ;”
after the word " Minister " where it first occurs in paragraph (b) there shall be inserted the words "or the Authority" and after the word " circumstances " there shall be inserted the words ", may provide for the payment, with any charges or separately, of interest on the charges in respect of any period during which the charges were due but unpaid".
(4)In subsection (4) of that section, after the word " Minister " in paragraph (b) there shall be inserted the words "or of the Authority" and after the word "Minister" in paragraph (c) there shall be inserted the words "or to the Authority".
(5)Any regulations in force under that Act immediately before the date when the preceding sub-paragraphs come into force shall, in so far as the regulations were made by virtue of any provision of that Act which is amended by any of those sub-paragraphs, be deemed on and after that date to be made by virtue of that provision as so amended.
7In section 7(3)(a) of that Act (which relates to the recovery of charges for air navigation services which are payable to the Minister) after the word " charges " there shall be inserted the words "or interest" and after the word " Minister " there shall be inserted the words "or the Organisation or the Civil Aviation Authority".
8In section 8(1) of that Act (which relates to interpretation), in the definition of " manager", for the words from " or holds" onwards there shall be substituted the words "it or holds a licence granted in respect of it by virtue of section 8 of the [1949 c. 67..] Civil Aviation Act 1949".