Search Legislation

Civil Aviation Act 2012

Section 79: Approved providers of aviation security services

264.Section 79 makes a number of amendments to section 20A of the ASA 1982 (aviation security services: approved providers). Section 20A confers a power enabling the Secretary of State to make regulations about approved providers of aviation security services. Subsection (2) of section 79 amends section 20A(2) so as to enable the regulations made under that section to provide for the CAA, rather than the Secretary of State, to maintain a list of persons who are approved by it for the provision of a particular aviation security service.

265.Subsection (3) of section 79 amends section 20A(3) so as to enable regulations made under section 20A to provide for approval to be given, and persons to be listed in respect of the provision of a service, either generally or only at a particular location; to make provision about factors to be taken into account when deciding whether to grant an application; to make provision for employees of listed persons to be treated as listed in respect of the provision of that service generally or at that location (as appropriate) in specified circumstances; and other conditions applying to a listing.

266.Subsection (4) inserts new subsection (3A) into section 20A, which provides that regulations must include provision for appeals against the refusal of applications for inclusion in a list and against removal from a list, and, where appropriate, for appeals against conditions.

267.Subsection (5) inserts new subsection (5A), which defines “listed person”, in relation to an aviation security service, as meaning a person who is listed in respect of the provision of that service generally or at the relevant location.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources

Impact Assessments

Impact Assessments generally accompany all UK Government interventions of a regulatory nature that affect the private sector, civil society organisations and public services. They apply regardless of whether the regulation originates from a domestic or international source and can accompany primary (Acts etc) and secondary legislation (SIs). An Impact Assessment allows those with an interest in the policy area to understand:

  • Why the government is proposing to intervene;
  • The main options the government is considering, and which one is preferred;
  • How and to what extent new policies may impact on them; and,
  • The estimated costs and benefits of proposed measures.