996. Regulation of access.

The Secretary of State1 may give to any airport operator2 or to airport operators generally such directions3 of a general character as appear to the Secretary of State to be necessary or expedient in the interests of national security or of relations with a country or territory outside the United Kingdom4. The Secretary of State may also give to any airport operator a direction5 requiring him (according to the circumstances of the case) to do, or not to do, a particular thing specified in the direction, if the Secretary of State considers it necessary or expedient to give such