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Space Industry Act 2018

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29Power to give directions: international obligations of the UK

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(1)The Secretary of State may give to a regulated person, or an associated company of a regulated person, a direction requiring that person or company (according to the circumstances of the case)—

(a)to do, or not to do, in connection with any spaceflight activities or range control services that the regulated person or associated company is authorised or permitted to carry out or provide, a particular thing specified in the direction, or

(b)to secure that a particular thing specified in the direction is done or not done in connection with any such activities or services,

if the Secretary of State considers it necessary or expedient to give the direction in order to discharge or facilitate the discharge of any international obligation of the United Kingdom.

(2)A body corporate is treated for the purposes of this section as an associated company of a regulated person if—

(a)that body or the regulated person is a body corporate of which the other is a subsidiary, or

(b)both of them are subsidiaries of the same body corporate.

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