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Section 23

SCHEDULE 5Security regulations: further provision

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1(1)Security regulations may make provision for the purpose of ensuring security in relation to—

(a)space sites or prescribed areas of space sites;

(b)facilities, equipment, spacecraft, carrier aircraft, other vehicles, payloads, cargo, supplies or other things at space sites.

(2)Security regulations may provide for—

(a)national security vetting of persons permitted to enter areas of space sites to which access is restricted;

(b)screening (whether by searches or otherwise) of persons seeking to enter such areas;

(c)control of vehicular access to space sites or prescribed areas of space sites;

(d)screening (whether by inspection or otherwise) of vehicles, payloads, cargo, supplies or other things for the purpose of deciding whether they may be allowed to enter space sites or prescribed areas of space sites.

(3)Security regulations may confer power on the regulator to prevent rights of way being exercised within a space site, for limited periods, at the request of the operator of the site.

(4)Security regulations may make provision about the training and qualifications of persons responsible for implementing security measures at space sites.

(5)Security regulations may—

(a)make provision requiring or prohibiting the use of systems for the destruction, in particular circumstances (automatically or otherwise), of spacecraft or space objects in flight or orbit;

(b)make provision for the physical security of explosives or other dangerous materials used in connection with such systems;

(c)make provision for the electronic security of such systems.

2(1)Security regulations may—

(a)provide for any of the listed provisions to apply (to the extent that they otherwise would not) in relation to space sites, spaceflight activities, spacecraft and carrier aircraft;

(b)provide for any of the listed provisions to apply with prescribed modifications;

(c)make provision corresponding to that made by any of the listed provisions.

(2)The listed provisions are—

(a)Part 2 of the Aviation Security Act 1982 (protection of aircraft, aerodromes and air navigation installations against acts of violence) except for sections 20A, 21, 21F, 21G, 21J and 22A;

(b)Part 2A of that Act (security planning for aerodromes);

(c)Part 3 of that Act (policing of aerodromes) except for section 28.

3(1)Security regulations may make provision, in relation to space sites, spacecraft and carrier aircraft, corresponding to the provision that may be made in relation to aerodromes and aircraft by—

(a)regulations under section 21F of the Aviation Security Act 1982 (air cargo agents);

(b)regulations under section 21G of that Act (duty to report certain occurrences).

(2)Subsection (3) (consultation) of section 21F of the Aviation Security Act 1982 applies to regulations made by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)(a) as it applies to regulations under that section.

(3)Subsection (2) (consultation) of section 21G of that Act applies to regulations made by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)(b) as it applies to regulations under that section.

4(1)A power under this Schedule to apply with modifications a provision that creates an offence does not include power—

(a)to modify the mode of trial for the offence, or

(b)to specify greater penalties for it.

(2)A power under this Schedule to make provision corresponding to a provision that creates an offence does not include power—

(a)to make different provision with regard to the mode of trial for a new offence, or

(b)to specify greater penalties for a new offence,

as compared with the provision or penalties that apply to the existing offence to which the new offence corresponds.

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