756. Directions by the Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State1 has power to give directions to the Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')2 imposing duties or conferring powers (or both) on it with regard to air navigation3, and may give directions indicating considerations to which the CAA is to have particular regard in deciding whether and how to exercise its functions under Part I of the Transport Act 20004.

The Secretary of State may also, after consultation with the CAA, give it directions of a general character as to the performance of its functions in the interests of national security