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Transport Act 2000

Sections 5 to 7: Licences

25.Sections 5 to 7 make provision for the grant of a licence to provide air traffic services. The purpose of the licence will be to enable the CAA to carry out economic regulation of the licensed activities. A licence may be granted by the Secretary of State after consultation with the CAA, or by the CAA with the consent of the Secretary of State. It is envisaged that only the initial licence will be granted by the Secretary of State. Section 5 makes provision for the content of licences including what a licence may be granted for, as well as to whom it may be granted and the period it may remain in force. Section 6 deals with procedures for the application, grant and refusal of licences. Section 7 deals with provisions which may be included in a licence, including provisions for the payment of fees. A provision of a licence may be identified as a condition (see section 40(6)) in which case that provision can be modified and it can be enforced (sections 11 to 19 and 20 to 25).

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