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Space Industry Act 2018

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13Conditions of licences

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(1)A licence under this Act may be granted subject to—

(a)any conditions of the kinds described in Schedule 1, or

(b)any other conditions,

that the regulator thinks appropriate.

(2)In that Schedule “specified” means specified, or of a description specified, in the licence.

(3)Regulations may require particular conditions to be included in licences under this Act in particular cases or circumstances.

(4)In deciding what conditions to include in a licence under this Act, the regulator may accept or recognise—

(a)a licence, authorisation or approval, under the law of a designated country outside the United Kingdom, concerning a matter that is relevant to the regulator’s decision, or

(b)the outcome of any process undertaken in connection with an application for any such licence, authorisation or approval.

In paragraph (a) “designated” means designated by the Secretary of State.

(5)The Secretary of State must from time to time publish a list of the countries that are currently designated under subsection (4)(a).

(6)In deciding what conditions to include in a licence under this Act, the regulator—

(a)must consult the CAA (if the regulator is not the CAA);

(b)must consult the Secretary of State (if the regulator is not the Secretary of State);

(c)must consult the Health and Safety Executive (in the case of a spaceport in Great Britain) or the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (in the case of a spaceport in Northern Ireland);

(d)must consult the Office for Nuclear Regulation;

(e)must consult the Defence Safety Authority;

(f)must consult whatever other persons the regulator thinks appropriate if the proposed licence gives rise to any issues regarding trade controls or national security.

(7)Regulations may prescribe what the holder of a licence under this Act may or must do in order to comply with prescribed kinds of licence conditions.

(8)It is an offence for the holder of a licence under this Act to fail to comply with a condition of the licence.

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