272. Authority-to-carry schemes.

An authority-to-carry scheme is a scheme made by the Secretary of State1 requiring a person (a 'carrier') to seek authority from the Secretary of State to carry persons on aircraft, ships or trains which are arriving, or expected to arrive, in the United Kingdom2 or leaving, or expected to leave, the United Kingdom3. Such a scheme must specify or describe:


    (1)     the classes of carrier to which it applies (which may be all carriers or may be defined by reference to the method of transport or otherwise)4;


    (2)     the classes of passengers or crew in respect of whom authority