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The Civil Aviation (Documentary Evidence) Regulations 1972

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Civil Aviation (Documentary Evidence) Regulations 1972 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1972.

2.  Subject to the provisions of Regulation 3(2) of these Regulations, the Civil Aviation (Documentary Evidence) Regulations 1969(1) are hereby revoked.

3.—(1) The Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply for the interpretation of these Regulations as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

(2) Section 38(2) of the Interpretation Act 1889 (which relates to the effect of repeals) shall apply to these Regulations as if these Regulations were an Act of Parliament and as if the Regulations revoked by Regulation 2 of these Regulations were an Act of Parliament thereby repealed.

4.—(1) For the purposes of section 6 of the Tokyo Convention Act 1967 each person named in column 1 of the Schedule hereto is hereby designated for the purpose of certifying a document as being, or being a true copy of, or of part of, a document or record of a description appearing opposite their respective names in column 2 of the said Schedule.

(2) In any legal proceedings a document certified by the Civil Aviation Authority as being, or as being a true copy of, an instrument made by the Authority shall be evidence, and in Scotland sufficient evidence, of that instrument.

(3) In any legal proceedings it shall be evidence, and in Scotland sufficient evidence, of the publication of any notice or other matter by the Authority, to produce a copy, certified by the Authority, of the issue of the Authority's official record in which the notice or other matter appears.

5.  The Secretary of State and the Civil Aviation Authority are hereby designated for the purposes of section 5(1) of the Civil Aviation (Eurocontrol) Act 1962.

Michael Noble

Minister for Trade

Department of Trade and Industry

14th February 1972

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