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Amendments to the Armed Forces Bill

Armed Forces Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE


 

Before Clause 1

 

THE LORD BURNHAM

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Continuance of the 1955 and 1957 Acts
(   )  The power otherwise conferred in this Part to continue the 1955 Acts and the 1957 Act in force by Order shall cease to have effect on 31st December 2004 unless there has been brought before each House of Parliament before that date a measure to bring the discipline of all the armed services together into a single statute."
 

Clause 1

 

THE LORD BURNHAM

Page 1, line 12, leave out "2006" and insert "2004 unless there has been brought before Parliament before that date a measure to bring the discipline of all the armed services together into a single statute"
 

Clause 31

 

THE LORD BURNHAM

Page 29, line 30, leave out "is amended" and insert "may be amended by Order in Council approved by both Houses of Parliament to confer extended jurisdiction as an emergency measure for limited jurisdiction"
Page 30, line 34, after "operation," insert "except in matters relating to a serious crime or police raid,"
Page 30, line 36, after "privileges" insert ", and be subject to the code of conduct and disciplinary procedures,"
Page 30, line 44, after "operation" insert "except in matters relating to a serious crime or police raid"
Page 30, line 45, after first "privileges" insert ", and be subject to the code of conduct and disciplinary procedures,"
Page 31, line 37, at end insert—
"(   )  The Secretary of State shall be liable in respect of torts committed by a member of a police force engaged on relevant service under section 2(2)(d) and (dd), (3)(bb) and (e), (3A) and (3B) in the performance of purported performance of those functions in like manner as a master is liable in respect of torts committeed by his servants in the course of their employment and shall in respect of any such tort be treated as a joint tortfeasor."
 The Lord Burnham gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 31 stand part of the Bill.
 

Clause 32

 

THE LORD BURNHAM

 The Lord Burnham gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 32 stand part of the Bill.
 

After Clause 32

 

THE LORD BURNHAM

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Inspections
(1)  The Inspectors of Constabulary shall inspect, and report to the Secretary of State on, the efficiency and effectiveness of the Ministry of Defence Police.
(2)  The Inspectors of Constabulary shall carry out such other duties for the purpose of furthering the efficiency and effectiveness of the Ministry of Defence Police as the Secretary of State may from time to time direct.
(3)  The Chief Inspector of Constabulary shall in each year submit to the Secretary of State a report in such form as the Secretary of State may direct, and the Secretary of State shall lay a copy of that report before each House of Parliament.
(4)  Subject to subsection (5), the Secretary of State shall arrange for any report received by him under subsection (2) to be published in such manner as appears to him to be appropriate.
(5)  The Secretary of State may exclude from publication under subsection (4) any part of a report if, in his opinion, the publication of that part—
(a)  might be against the interest of the national security, or
(b)  might jeopardise the safety of any person.
(6)  The Ministry of Defence Police Committee shall invite the Chief Constable to submit comments on the published report to the Committee before such date as it may specify.
(7)  The Committee shall prepare comments on the published report and shall arrange for—
(a)  its comments,
(b)  any comments submitted by the Chief Constable in accordance with subsection (6), and
(c)  any response which the committee has to the comments submitted by the Chief Constable, to be published in such manner as appears to the Secretary of State to be appropriate."
 

Schedule 5

 

THE LORD BURNHAM

Page 70, line 22, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Ministry of Defence Police Committee"
Page 70, line 25, leave out first "Secretary of State" and insert "Committee"
Page 70, line 27, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Ministry of Defence Police Committee shall provide comments on the published report and"
Page 70, line 27, at end insert—
"(   )  its comments,"
Page 70, line 30, leave out from "that" to "comments" in line 31 and insert "the Committee has to"
Page 70, line 33, leave out "he considers" and insert "appears to the Secretary of State to be"
 The Lord Burnham gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Schedule 5 be the fifth Schedule to the Bill.
 

Clause 37

 

THE LORD BURNHAM

Page 36, line 32, after "41(5)" insert "or to give effect to paragraph 2 of Schedule 5"
Page 37, line 13, at end insert—
"(5)  Any protocols between the Ministry of Defence Police, Home Office police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and police forces in Scotland shall be laid before Parliament."
 

Clause 41

 

THE LORD BURNHAM

Page 37, line 42, at end insert "provided that no such order shall be made until a declaration has been made under Article 124 of the International Criminal Court Statute excluding the Armed Forces of the Crown from the application of Article 8 of that Statute"

 
 
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