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Policing and Crime Act 2009

Paragraphs 1-5 of Schedule 6 Amendment of Part 3 of the Aviation Security Act 1982

472.Schedule 6 amends Part 3 of the ASA. The general effect of this change has already been described.

473.Paragraph 2 of Schedule 6 repeals section 25 of the ASA, which currently permits the Secretary of State to designate aerodromes.

474.Paragraph 3 of Schedule 6 repeals section 25A of the ASA. The practical effect of this will be to remove the requirement contained in this section that the manager of a designated aerodrome and the chief officer of police consult with security stakeholders in relation to a range of stipulated matters. These include: measures required to be taken to comply with, or take account of, security directions taken under sections 12, 13, 13A and 14 of the ASA (see paragraph 387 of the explanatory notes for further information regarding these requirements); any national threat assessment; guidance issued by the Secretary of State relating to the policing of the aerodrome; other measures to be taken in relation to policing of the aerodrome; the extent to which security measures are being undertaken by security stakeholders other than the police; and the level of policing required at the aerodrome.

475.The requirement to consult on matters described at paragraph 474 of these notes is replaced by the requirement to conduct a multi agency risk assessment contained in section 24AC.

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