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Civil Aviation Act 1971

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19Supplementary provisions with respect to the functions of the Authority

(1)The Authority—

(a)shall, without prejudice to its powers apart from this paragraph but subject to the following paragraph, have power to do anything which is calculated to facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the performance of any of the Authority's functions (including a function conferred on the Authority by virtue of this paragraph); but

(b)shall not without the consent in writing of the Secretary of State promote the formation of, acquire or acquire a financial interest in a body corporate or lend money to or enter into a guarantee for tke benefit of a body corporate;

and it is hereby declared that the Authority has power to do elsewhere than in the United Kingdom such things as it considers appropriate for the purpose of performing any of its functions.

(2)Notwithstanding anything in section 1(4) of this Act, the Authority shall act on behalf of the Crown—

(a)in performing any function which the Authority is authorised by an Air Navigation Order to perform and which in pursuance of, or of an Annex to, or of an amendment for the time being in force of, the Chicago Convention mentioned in section 8 of the [1949 c. 67..] Civil Aviation Act 1949 falls to be performed on behalf of the Crown; and

(b)in performing such of its other functions as Her Majesty may by Order in Council require it to perform on behalf of the Crown as being functions appearing to Her to relate to the exercise of powers or the discharge of obligations of the United Kingdom under an international agreement;

and an Order in Council made for the purposes of this subsection may be revoked or varied by a subsequent Order so made.

(3)It shall be the duty of the Authority to comply with any direction given to it by the Secretary of State in pursuance of any provision of this Act.

(4)Provision may be made by regulations as to the mode of giving evidence of—

(a)any instrument made by the Authority ; and

(b)the publication by the Authority of any matter.

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