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Civil Aviation Act 2006

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Section 8: Functions with respect to health

47.Subsection (2) amends section 1(1) of the CA Act 1982 to extend the general duties of the Secretary of State relating to civil aviation to include measures for safeguarding the health of people on board aircraft.

48.Subsection (3), which amends section 3(c) of the CA Act 1982, confers on the CAA such functions relating to the health of such people as are provided for by or under any Air Navigation Order.

49.Subsection (4) amends section 16 of the CA Act 1982. Firstly, this amendment makes clear that the Secretary of State can require the CAA to provide advice and assistance in connection with his civil aviation functions on a continuing basis. Secondly, the amendment precludes the CAA from recovering from the Secretary of State the cost of advice and assistance provided to him in relation to the health of people present on board aircraft. The CAA’s health functions will be funded by a charges scheme already provided for under section 11 of the CA Act 1982.

50.Subsection (5) widens the scope of matters which may be dealt with in an Air Navigation Order to include provision for safeguarding the health of passengers and air crew.

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