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Civil Aviation Act 2012

Section 101: Criminal proceedings

308.Section 101 amends section 20 of the CAA 1982 (supplementary provisions with respect to the functions of the CAA) to make explicit that the power conferred on the CAA to do anything which facilitates, or is conducive or incidental to, the performance of any of its functions includes the power to institute and carry on criminal proceedings in England and Wales or Northern Ireland. The power to do anything which facilitates, or is conducive or incidental to, the performance of the CAA’s functions applies in respect of Scotland but criminal proceedings there are instituted and carried out by Procurators Fiscal.

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