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Space Industry Act 2018

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31Further provision about directions

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(1)A power to give directions under section 27, 28 or 29 (other than the power under section 28(2)) includes power to give any directions that appear necessary to bring about—

(a)the cessation of any activities, or

(b)the disposal of any object or material that is being, has been or is to be used in connection with any spaceflight activities.

(2)A person must not disclose, and is not required by virtue of any enactment or otherwise to disclose, any direction given or other thing done by virtue of section 28 or 29 if the Secretary of State has notified the person that the Secretary of State is of the opinion that disclosure of that direction or thing—

(a)is against the interests of national security or of relations with a country or territory outside the United Kingdom, or

(b)is against the commercial interests of some other person.

(3)It is an offence for a person—

(a)to fail to comply with a direction under section 27, 28 or 29;

(b)to disclose, in contravention of subsection (2), any direction given, or other thing done, by virtue of section 28 or 29.

(4)Compliance with a direction under section 27, 28 or 29 may, without prejudice to subsection (3)(a) or other means of enforcement, be enforced on the application of the person who gave the direction—

(a)by injunction, or

(b)in Scotland, by interdict or by order under section 45 of the Court of Session Act 1988.

(5)A direction given under section 27, 28 or 29 must be kept under review by the person who gave it.

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