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BILL

TO

Amend the Airports Act 1986.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Amendments to the Airports Act 1986

(1) The Airports Act 1986 is amended as follows.

(2) After section 30 (directions to airport operators in the interests of national
security etc) insert—

30A 5Directions to airport operators in the interests of national air
infrastructure

The Secretary of State may give to any airport operator a direction
requiring him (according to the circumstances of the case) to do, or not
to do, a particular thing specified in the direction, if the Secretary of
10State considers it necessary to give such a direction in the interests of
ensuring sufficient national air infrastructure between hub and
regional airports..

(3) In section 34 (matters to be taken into account by CAA), after subsection (3)(a)
insert—

(aa) 15the need to ensure adequate services between hub and regional
airports;.

(4) In section 39 (imposition of conditions by CAA), after subsection (2)(b) insert—

(ba) to ensure sufficient national air infrastructure between hub and
regional airports;.

(5) 20In section 82 (general interpretation), after the definition of “functions” insert—

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2 Short title and commencement

(1) This Act may be cited as the Airports (Amendment) Act 2012.

(2) This Act shall come into force on the day on which it is passed.

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