866. Grant of licences.

A licence1 may be granted by:

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    (1)     the Secretary of State2 after consulting the Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')3;

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    (2)     the CAA with the consent of the Secretary of State4; or

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    (3)     the CAA in accordance with a general authority given by the Secretary of State5.

The licence authority is the Secretary of State or the CAA, depending on the person to whom it falls to grant the licence6.

An application for a licence must be made in the prescribed7 manner, must contain or be accompanied by prescribed information, must be accompanied by the application fee8 (if any), and must, if the