Space Industry Bill (HC Bill 137)

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Transport, are
published separately as Bill 137—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Secretary Chris Grayling has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of
the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Space Industry Bill [HL] are compatible with the
Convention rights.

Contents

  1. Regulation of spaceflight etc

    1. 1. Introduction

    2. 2. Duties and supplementary powers of the regulator

    3. 3. Prohibition of unlicensed spaceflight etc

    4. 4. Exemptions from licence requirement

  2. Range control

    1. 5. Range

    2. 6. Range control services

    3. 7. Provision of range control services

  3. Licences

    1. 8. Grant of licences: general

    2. 9. Grant of operator licences: safety

    3. 10. Grant of spaceport licence

    4. 11. Terms of licences

    5. 12. Conditions of licences

    6. 13. Licences granted for specified periods

    7. 14. Transfer, variation, suspension or termination of licence

  4. Exercise of regulatory functions by bodies other than Secretary of State

    1. 15. Power of Secretary of State to appoint person to exercise functions

  5. Individuals taking part in spaceflight activities etc

    1. 16. Informed consent

    2. 17. Training, qualifications and medical fitness

  6. Safety

    1. 18. Safety regulations

    2. 19. Investigation of accidents

    3. 20. Assistance etc with performance of regulator’s safety functions

  7. Security

    1. 21. Offences against the safety of spacecraft etc

    2. 22. Security regulations

    3. 23. Spaceport byelaws

    4. 24. Provision of advice and assistance on security matters

  8. Enforcement etc

    1. 25. Monitoring and enforcement by regulator

    2. 26. Power to give directions: breach of licence condition etc

    3. 27. Power to give directions: safety, security etc

    4. 28. Power to give directions: international obligations of the UK

    5. 29. Consultation about directions

    6. 30. Further provision about directions

    7. 31. Warrants authorising entry or direct action

    8. 32. Power to authorise entry etc in emergencies

  9. Liabilities, indemnities and insurance

    1. 33. Liability of operator for injury or damage etc

    2. 34. Power of Secretary of State to indemnify

    3. 35. Obligation to indemnify government etc against claims

    4. 36. Regulator etc not liable in respect of spaceflight-related actions

    5. 37. Insurance

  10. Powers in relation to land

    1. 38. Powers to obtain rights over land

    2. 39. Orders under section 38: offences

    3. 40. Power to restrict use of land temporarily

    4. 41. Power of entry for purposes of survey

    5. 42. Challenges to and commencement of orders

    6. 43. Powers in relation to land: compensation

    7. 44. Registration of orders

  11. Powers in relation to land: supplementary

    1. 45. Special provisions relating to statutory undertakers

    2. 46. Compensation in respect of planning decisions relating to spaceport safety
      etc: England and Wales and Scotland

    3. 47. Compensation in respect of planning decisions relating to spaceport safety
      etc: Northern Ireland

    4. 48. Amendment and revocation of orders

    5. 49. Powers in relation to land: notices

  12. Offences and civil sanctions

    1. 50. Application of criminal law to spacecraft etc

    2. 51. Offences on board spacecraft: supplementary

    3. 52. Penalties for offences under this Act

    4. 53. Offences under regulations

    5. 54. Offences under regulations: extended time limit in case of accident
      investigation etc

    6. 55. Defences

    7. 56. Offences by bodies corporate

    8. 57. Offences by partnerships

    9. 58. Civil sanctions

  13. Appeals

    1. 59. Appeals

  14. Miscellaneous

    1. 60. Register of launches

    2. 61. Charging schemes

    3. 62. Provision of advice and assistance by or to an appointed person

    4. 63. Co-operation between Secretary of State and other public authorities

    5. 64. Agreements with other countries: compliance with requirements etc

    6. 65. Use of records and documentary evidence

  15. General

    1. 66. Minor and consequential amendments

    2. 67. Regulations: general

    3. 68. Interpretation

    4. 69. Commencement

    5. 70. Extent

    6. 71. Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Particular conditions that may be included in licences

    2. Schedule 2

      Training regulations: further provision

    3. Schedule 3

      Safety regulations: further provision

    4. Schedule 4

      Offences against the safety of spacecraft etc

    5. Schedule 5

      Security regulations: further provision

    6. Schedule 6

      Orders under sections 38 and 40

      1. Part 1

        Orders under section 38 and land orders

      2. Part 2

        Orders under section 40 that are not land orders

    7. Schedule 7

      Powers in relation to land: quashing of orders

    8. Schedule 8

      Powers in relation to land: compensation

      1. Part 1

        Compensation in connection with diminution in value of
        interest in land

      2. Part 2

        Compensation in connection with damage to land or
        interference with use etc of land

      3. Part 3

        General

    9. Schedule 9

      Powers in relation to land: special provisions relating to
      statutory undertakers

      1. Part 1

        Compensation

      2. Part 2

        Adjustment of the functions of statutory undertakers

    10. Schedule 10

      Appeals in connection with spaceflight activities

      1. Part 1

        Appeal panels

      2. Part 2

        Rights of appeal

      3. Part 3

        Determination of appeal

      4. Part 4

        Procedure

      5. Part 5

        Fees

    11. Schedule 11

      Charging schemes

    12. Schedule 12

      Minor and consequential amendments