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(2)For the purposes of section 3(c) of the said Act of 1911 (under which the Secretary of State may by order declare any place belonging to Her Majesty to be a prohibited place for the purposes of that Act) a place belonging to or used for the purposes of the CAA shall be deemed to be a place belonging to Her Majesty.
(3)Subject to subsection (4) below, no person shall, except with the consent of and in accordance with any conditions imposed by the CAA, be entitled to exercise any right of entry (whether arising by virtue of a statutory provision or otherwise) upon a place which by virtue of subsection (2) above is a prohibited place for the purposes of the said Act of 1911.
(4)Subsection (3) above shall not apply to—
(a)a constable acting in the course of his duty as such; or
(b)an officer of customs and excise or inland revenue acting in the execution of his duty as such; or
(c)an officer of any government department specially authorised for the purpose by or on behalf of a Minister of the Crown;
[F2(d)a member of the staff of the Scottish Administration specially authorised for the purpose by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers;]
and if the CAA refuses consent or imposes conditions on the exercise by any person of a right of entry upon such a place as is mentioned in subsection (3) above and that person applies to [F3the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers as the case may be for an authorisation to exercise the right, the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers may if he or they think fit authorise that person to exercise it subject to such conditions, if any, as the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers may determine].
(1)The CAA shall be a public body for the purposes of the Prevention of Corruption Acts 1889 to 1916, and accordingly the expressions “public body” and “such public body” in those Acts shall include the CAA.
(2)Schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect as respects the application of the enactments mentioned in that Schedule (which relate to statutory undertakers, statutory undertakings and related matters).
(3)For the purposes of the law relating to rating, the undertaking of the CAA shall be treated as not being a public utility undertaking.
(a)shall, without prejudice to its powers apart from this paragraph but subject to paragraph (b) below, have power to do anything which is calculated to facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the performance of any of its functions (including a function conferred on it 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 the benefit of a body corporate;
and it is hereby declared that the CAA 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 2(4) above, the CAA shall act on behalf of the Crown—
(a)in performing any function which the CAA 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 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 Majesty in Council to relate to the exercise of powers or the discharge of obligations of the United Kingdom under an international agreement.
(3)It shall be the duty of the CAA 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 made by the Secretary of State as to the mode of giving evidence of—
(a)any instrument made by the CAA; and
(b)the publication by the CAA of any matter.
(1)It shall be the duty of the CAA to make to the Secretary of State, as soon as possible after the end of each accounting year, a report on the performance of its functions during that year.
(2)The report for any accounting year—
(a)shall set out any direction given to the CAA in pursuance of section 6 F4. . . of this Act during that year except a direction or part of a direction as to which the Secretary of State has notified the CAA that in his opinion it is against the national interest to set it out in the report;
(b)shall incorporate any statements published by the CAA under section 69 below during that year;
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(d)shall include such information as the Secretary of State may from time to time specify with respect to the plans and the past and present activities of the CAA and its financial position.
(3)The Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament a copy of every report made to him in pursuance of this section.
Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect with respect to the matters there dealt with, being matters arising out of the transfer by virtue of paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the M1Civil Aviation Act 1971 to the CAA of the aerodromes mentioned in the said Schedule 2 and of the other property, rights and liabilities there mentioned and out of the transfer of staff to the CAA.
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