SCHEDULE 2Authorisations under section 14

Part IWorks authorisations

2The Secretary of State shall, on receiving an application for a works authorisation—

(a)decide whether the application is to be considered further or rejected; and

(b)serve notice of his decision on the applicant and—

(i)in the case of a decision that the application is to be considered further, shall give the applicant such directions with respect to the application as the Secretary of State considers appropriate for the purposes of paragraph 3; and

(ii)in the case of a decision to reject the application, shall include in the notice a statement of the reasons for the decision except any reason which in the opinion of the Secretary of State it would be against the national interest to state.