1061. Limitations on scope of directions.

A direction by the Secretary of State1 may not require or authorise any person to carry a firearm2.

A direction by the Secretary of State may not apply to any military, customs or police aircraft3. Nor may it apply to an aircraft operated by a foreign government unless it is being used for the carriage of passengers or cargo for reward4.

A direction may not be construed as authorising an act of violence5 although constables6 or other specified persons7 may use reasonable force when exercising powers conferred on them by the Aviation Security Act 19828.

A direction has no effect outside the