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(1)Regulations may make provision generally for carrying this Act into effect and for achieving the purpose set out in section 1(1).

(2)A power to make regulations or an order under this Act may be exercised—

(a)for all cases to which the power applies, for those cases subject to specified exceptions, or for any specified cases or descriptions of case;

(b)so as to make, for the cases for which it is exercised—

(i)the full provision to which the power applies or any less provision (whether by way of exception or otherwise);

(ii)the same provision for all cases for which the power is exercised, or different provision for different cases or different descriptions of case, or different provision as respects the same case or description of case for different purposes of this Act;

(iii)any such provision either unconditionally or subject to specified conditions.

(3)Regulations under this Act may make—

(a)different provision for different areas;

(b)provision applying to conduct or places outside the United Kingdom;

(c)supplemental, incidental, transitional, saving or consequential provision (including transitional or saving provision about licences under the Outer Space Act 1986 or applications for such licences).

(4)A power to make regulations under this Act is exercisable by the Secretary of State by statutory instrument.

(5)A statutory instrument containing regulations under this Act, other than—

(a)an instrument within subsection (6), or

(b)an instrument containing regulations under section 70,

is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(6)A statutory instrument containing (whether alone or with other provision)—

(a)regulations under section 4(2),

(b)the first regulations to be made under section 5(2),

(c)regulations under section 7(4),

(d)the first regulations to be made under section 7(6),

(e)regulations under section 9,

(f)the first regulations to be made under section 13(7),

(g)the first regulations to be made under section 19,

(h)the first regulations to be made under section 23,

(i)regulations under section 35(5),

(j)regulations under section 36(3)(a),

(k)regulations under section 59,

(l)regulations under section 65, or

(m)regulations that create offences,

may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before each House of Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.

(7)The Secretary of State must carry out a public consultation before making regulations to which subsection (6) applies.

Where the Secretary of State lays before Parliament a draft of an instrument containing such regulations, it must be accompanied by a report by the Secretary of State about the consultation.

(8)The duties imposed by subsection (7) do not apply where the regulations amend other regulations and, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, they do not make any substantial change.

(9)Any provision that under this Act may be included in regulations (other than regulations under section 70) may be included in an Air Navigation Order.

Accordingly, in any provision of this Act except—

(a)subsections (6) to (10) of this section, and

(b)section 70,

a reference (however expressed) to regulations under this Act is to be read as including a reference to an Air Navigation Order.

(10)An Air Navigation Order containing affirmative-resolution provision may not be submitted to Her Majesty in Council unless a draft of the Order has been laid before each House of Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.

Provision is “affirmative-resolution provision” if—

(a)it is included in the Air Navigation Order in reliance on subsection (9), and

(b)subsection (6) would apply to a statutory instrument containing regulations making that provision.

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