8Functions with respect to healthE+W+S+N.I.
(1)The Civil Aviation Act 1982 (c. 16) is amended as follows.
(2)After section 1(1) (functions of Secretary of State) insert—
“(1A)The Secretary of State shall also be charged with the general duty of organising, carrying out and encouraging measures for safeguarding the health of persons on board aircraft.”
(3)In section 3(c) (functions of CAA) after “airworthiness),” insert “ the health of persons on board aircraft, ”.
(4)In section 16 (provision by CAA of assistance for Secretary of State and others)—
(a)after subsection (1) insert—
“(1A)A requirement imposed under subsection (1) to provide advice and assistance in connection with any function may be expressed so as to operate as a continuing requirement on the CAA to provide advice and assistance in connection with that function.”; and
(b)after subsection (4) insert—
“(4A)Subsections (3) and (4) above do not apply in relation to advice or assistance given in connection with the Secretary of State's function under section 1(1A) above.”
(5)In section 60 (power to make air navigation orders) after subsection (3)(h) insert—
“(ha)for safeguarding the health of persons on board aircraft;”.