Air Navigation and Transport (Preinspection) Act, 1986


1.—In this Act—

“the Agreement” means the Agreement which is set out in the Schedule to this Act, and which is to be made between the Government and the government of the United States, and which relates to the preinspection in the State of persons (including aircrew) travelling by air to the United States, and references in this Act to “the Agreement” shall include a reference to the Agreement when made;

“the competent authority” means, as the context may require, the Minister or any person appointed by him by order under section 2 of this Act;

“Immigration and Naturalization Service” means the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the government of the United States;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Communications;

“preinspection” means a procedure whereby the Immigration and Naturalization Service carries out, in the State, the inspection, which is required under the laws of the United States relating to immigration and public health for entry into the United States, of persons (including aircrew) travelling thereto by air;

“preinspection facility” means a facility provided at an airport in the State where preinspection may be carried out in accordance with the Agreement;

“United States” means the United States of America.