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Amendments to the Armed Forces Discipline Bill [H.L.]

Armed Forces Discipline Bill [H.L.] -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Armed Forces Discipline Bill [H.L.] to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Before Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD BURNHAM
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  On the day on which this Act comes into force, the Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament a copy of the following Service Discipline Acts consolidated into a single Act and including all the changes with respect to military discipline made following the passing of the Human Rights Act 1998--
    (a)  Army Act 1955;
    (b)  Air Force Act 1955; and
    (c)  Naval Discipline Act 1957.")
Service Discipline Acts: Consolidation.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Where a person to whom this Act would otherwise apply is engaged in operations to which the Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949 and the Additional Protocols of 1977 apply, the several time limits set by this Act by reference directly or indirectly to the time at which the person is first arrested shall not start to run until either--
    (a)  the arrested person is no longer engaged in operations to which the said Conventions apply; or
    (b)  fourteen days have elapsed since the arrest was made, whichever is the first.
    (2)  A reasonable belief on the part of the commanding officer or other superior authority concerned that the said Conventions apply shall be an absolute defence against any allegations to the contrary.")
Application of Act to Geneva Convention operations.
  
Clause 18
 
  
BY THE BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN
 
     Page 39, line 41, leave out ("twenty-one") and insert ("fourteen") 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BURNHAM
 
     Page 39, line 41, leave out ("twenty-one") and insert ("ten") 
  
BY THE BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN
 
     Page 40, line 12, leave out ("twenty-one") and insert ("fourteen") 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BURNHAM
 
     Page 40, line 12, leave out ("twenty-one") and insert ("ten") 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN
 
     Page 57, line 20, leave out ("twenty-one") and insert ("fourteen") 
     Page 58, line 6, leave out ("twenty-one") and insert ("fourteen") 
 
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