(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations in connection with the investigation of railway accidents and railway incidents.
(2)The regulations may, in particular—
(a)require a person to notify the Rail Accident Investigation Branch of a railway accident or railway incident, and
(b)make provision about the timing, form and content of notice given by virtue of paragraph (a).
(3)The regulations may, in particular, require a person to take or not to take specified action following an accident or incident—
(a)pending the commencement of an investigation, or
(b)during the process of an investigation.
(4)The regulations may—
(a)create an offence (but not an offence punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding the maximum term which may be imposed by a magistrates' court in accordance with section 78 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 (c. 6));
(b)confer a discretionary function;
(c)confer jurisdiction on a court or tribunal.