(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order makes provision to enable the Secretary of State to authorise another person, or that other person’s employees, to exercise certain functions of the Secretary of State under the Outer Space Act 1986 (c. 38) (see article 2) and under the Space Industry Act 2018 (c. 5) (see article 3). Under article 4, the specified functions may be exercised either generally or only as permitted within the authorisation. Article 5 provides that the functions specified will not include matters which would be excluded by section 71 of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (c. 40).

A full impact assessment of the effect that this instrument will have on the costs of business, the voluntary sector and the public sector is available from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, 1 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1H 0ET and is published alongside the Explanatory Memorandum and this instrument at www.legislation.gov.uk (copies have also been placed in both Houses of Parliament).