735. Civil aviation functions.

The Secretary of State1 is charged with the general duty of organising, carrying out and encouraging measures:

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    (1)     for the development of civil aviation2;

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    (2)     for the designing, development and production of civil aircraft3;

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    (3)     for the promotion of safety and efficiency in their use4;

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    (4)     for research into questions relating to air navigation5;

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    (5)     for safeguarding the health of persons on board aircraft6.

The Secretary of State must exercise his functions under the Transport Act 20007 so as to maintain a high standard of safety in the provision of air traffic services8. He must exercise the functions in the

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