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Armed Forces Bill




Continue the Army Act 1955, the Air Force Act 1955 and the Naval Discipline Act 1957; to make further provision in relation to the armed forces and the Ministry of Defence Police; and for connected purposes.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

Continuance of services Acts.     1. - (1) The 1955 Acts and the 1957 Act shall (instead of expiring on 31st August 2001) expire on 31st August 2002 unless continued in force in accordance with this section.
      (2) Subject to subsection (3), Her Majesty may from time to time by Order in Council provide for the 1955 Acts and the 1957 Act to continue in force for a period not exceeding twelve months beyond the day on which they would otherwise expire.
      (3) The 1955 Acts and the 1957 Act may not be continued under subsection (2) beyond the end of the year 2006.
      (4) No recommendation shall be made to Her Majesty in Council to make an Order under subsection (2) unless a draft of the Order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.
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