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The Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2006

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Draft Order in Council laid before Parliament under section 1(4) of the Armed Forces Act 2001, for approval by resolution of each House of Parliament.

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The Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2006

Made

2006

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the day of  2006

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

A draft of this Order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

Accordingly, Her Majesty, on the advice of Her Privy Council and in exercise of the power conferred by section 1(2) of the Armed Forces Act 2001(1), makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 2006.

2.  The Army Act 1955(2), the Air Force Act 1955(3) and the Naval Discipline Act 1957(4) shall, instead of expiring on 31st August 2006, continue in force until 31st December 2006.

A.K. Galloway

Clerk of the Privy Council

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Section 1(1) of the Armed Forces Act 2001 provides that the Army Act 1955, the Air Force Act 1955 and the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (“the Service Discipline Acts”) shall expire on 31st August 2002 unless continued in force in accordance with that section.

The Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Orders 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 (S.I. 2002/1820, S.I. 2003/1869, S.I. 2004/1496 and S.I. 2005/2021 respectively) have each provided for the continuation of the Service Discipline Acts for a period of 12 months. Under the 2005 Order, the Service Discipline Acts shall continue in force until 31st August 2006.

This Order enables the Service Discipline Acts to continue in force until 31st December 2006 which is the latest date provided for in section 1(3) of the Armed Forces Act 2001.

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