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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 Marshalled List of Amendments to the Armed Forces Discipline Bill [H.L.] to be moved on Third Reading in the House of Lords.

 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD BURNHAM
 
1     Page 2, line 38, at end insert (", and
    (c)  that having regard to all the circumstances (including over-riding operational requirements) prevailing at the relevant time it is not practicable for the investigation to be launched diligently and expeditiously")
 
2     Page 2, line 41, at end insert (", if given on the grounds of all the circumstances prevailing at the relevant time shall end more than 12 hours after the commanding officer has reasonable grounds for believing that the prevailing circumstances have changed sufficiently to enable the investigation to be launched diligently and expeditiously; otherwise") 
3     Page 3, line 6, at end insert ("or except as authorised under subsection (4) above on the grounds of all the circumstances prevailing at the relevant time") 
4     Page 7, line 19, at end insert (", and
    (c)  that having regard to all the circumstances (including over-riding operational requirements) prevailing at the relevant time it is not practicable for the investigation to be launched diligently and expeditiously")
 
5     Page 7, line 22, at end insert (", if given on the grounds of all the circumstances prevailing at the relevant time shall end more than 12 hours after the commanding officer has reasonable grounds for believing that the prevailing circumstances have changed sufficiently to enable the investigation to be carried out diligently and expeditiously; otherwise") 
6     Page 7, line 34, at end insert ("or except as authorised under subsection (4) above on the grounds of all the circumstances prevailing at the relevant time") 
7     Page 11, line 47, at end insert (", and
    (c)  that having regard to all the circumstances (including over-riding operational requirements) prevailing at the relevant time it is not practicable for the investigation to be launched diligently and expeditiously")
 
8     Page 12, line 1, at end insert (", if given on the grounds of all the circumstances prevailing at the relevant time shall end not more than 12 hours after the commanding officer has reasonable grounds for believing that the prevailing circumstances have changed sufficiently to enable the investigation to be launched diligently and expeditiously; otherwise") 
9     Page 12, line 13, at end insert ("or except as authorised under subsection (4) above on the grounds of all the circumstances prevailing at the relevant time") 
  
After Clause 13
 
  
BY THE LORD RENTON
 
10     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  . No provision of the Human Rights Act 1998 shall prevent members of the Armed Forces from being found guilty of offences against good order and military discipline.")Application of Human Rights Act 1998 to military offences.
  
Clause 18
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BURNHAM
 
11     Page 39, line 34, leave out ("in respect of whom") 
12     Page 39, line 35, at beginning insert ("in respect of whom") 
13     Page 39, line 36, at beginning insert ("in respect of whom") 
14     Page 39, line 37, at end insert (", and
    (c)  who has not, subject to subsection (1A) below, certified to his commanding officer that he does not wish to appeal")
 
15     Page 39, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  Any person who certifies in accordance with subsection (1)(c) above may--
    (a)  only do so within the period of six days beginning twenty four hours after the time when the punishment was awarded,
    (b)  withdraw his certificate within the period of six days beginning twenty four hours after the time when the punishment was awarded and may subsequently appeal under subsection (1) above or (3) below.")
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
 
16     Page 39, line 41, leave out ("fourteen") and insert ("twenty-one") 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BURNHAM
 
17     Page 40, line 2, at end insert ("notwithstanding that he may have certified to his commanding officer, in accordance with subsection (1)(c) above that he does not wish to appeal") 
18     Page 40, line 6, leave out ("in respect of whom") 
19     Page 40, line 7, at beginning insert ("in respect of whom") 
20     Page 40, line 8, at beginning insert ("in respect of whom") 
21     Page 40, line 8, at end insert (", and
    (c)  he has not, subject to subsection (1A) below, certified to his commanding officer that he does not wish to appeal")
 
22     Page 40, line 10, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  Any person who certifies in accordance with subsection (1)(c) above may--
    (a)  only do so within the period of six days beginning twenty four hours after the time when the punishment was awarded,
    (b)  withdraw his certificate within the period of six days beginning twenty four hours after the time when the punishment was awarded and may subsequently appeal under subsection (1) above or (3) below.")
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
 
23     Page 40, line 12, leave out ("fourteen") and insert ("twenty-one") 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BURNHAM
 
24     Page 40, line 17, at end insert ("notwithstanding that he may have certified to his commanding officer, in accordance with subsection (1)(c) above that he does not wish to appeal") 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
 
25     Page 57, line 20, leave out ("fourteen") and insert ("twenty-one") 
26     Page 58, line 6, leave out ("fourteen") and insert ("twenty-one") 
 
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