3 Extension of Secretary of State’s powers under section 14 of Aviation Security Act 1982.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)In section 14 of the M1Aviation Security Act 1982, for subsections (1) and (2) there is substituted—
“(1)Subsection (1A) below applies to any person who—
(a)is the operator of one or more aircraft registered or operating in the United Kingdom,
(b)is the manager of an aerodrome in the United Kingdom,
(c)occupies any land forming part of an aerodrome in the United Kingdom, or
(d)is permitted to have access to a restricted zone of such an aerodrome for the purposes of the activities of a business carried on by him.
(1A)Subject to the following provisions of this section, the Secretary of State may give a direction in writing to any person to whom this subsection applies requiring him to take such measures for purposes to which this Part of this Act applies as are specified in the direction—
(a)in the case of a direction given to a person as the operator of any aircraft, in respect of all the aircraft registered or operating in the United Kingdom of which (at the time when the direction is given or at any subsequent time) he is the operator, or in respect of any such aircraft, or any class of such aircraft, specified in the direction;
(b)in the case of a direction given to a person as the manager of an aerodrome, in respect of that aerodrome;
(c)in the case of a direction given to a person as a person occupying any land forming part of an aerodrome, in respect of any such land as is specified in the direction; and
(d)in the case of a direction given to a person as a person who is permitted to have access to a restricted zone as mentioned in subsection (1)(d) above, in respect of such activities carried on by that person in that zone as are specified in the direction.
(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1A) above, the measures to be specified in a direction given under this section to any person to whom that subsection applies may include the provision by that person of persons charged with the duty (at such times as may be specified in the direction)—
(a)where the direction is given to a person as the operator of aircraft, of guarding the aircraft against acts of violence;
(b)where the direction is given to a person as the manager of an aerodrome, of guarding the aerodrome, or persons or property (including aircraft) in any part of the aerodrome, against acts of violence;
(c)where the direction is given to a person as falling within subsection (1)(c) above, of guarding against acts of violence any aircraft in the aerodrome which is for the time being under his control; or
(d)where the direction is given to a person as falling within subsection (1)(d) above, of guarding—
(i)any land outside the aerodrome occupied by him for the purposes of his business, any vehicles or equipment used for those purposes and any goods which are in his possession for those purposes, and
(ii)any aircraft which is for the time being under his control,
for purposes to which this Part of this Act applies.”
(2)Subsection (4) of that section is omitted.
(3)In subsection (6) of that section—
(a)for the words from such an operator, in the first place where those words occur, to subsection (1) above, there is substituted a person to whom subsection (1A) above applies, and
(b)for the words an operator or manager, in the second place where they occur, there is substituted a person.
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