744. Directions and functions in respect of international relations.

744.     Directions and functions in respect of international relations.

After consultation with the Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')1, the Secretary of State2 may give the CAA directions to do a particular thing which it has power to do, or to refrain from doing a particular thing, if the Secretary of State considers it appropriate to give such directions3:

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    (1)     in the interests of national security4;

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    (2)     in connection with any matter appearing to him to affect the relations of the United Kingdom5 with a country or territory outside the United Kingdom6;

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    (3)     in order to discharge or facilitate