14 Interpretation of Part II.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)In this Part of this Act—
“rating” means a member of the Royal Navy of or below the rate of [F1warrant officer];
“commanding officer”, in relation to a person, means such officer having powers of command over that person as may be determined by or under regulations of the Defence Council;
“” means the Defence Council or an officer prescribed by regulations of the Defence Council to act for the purposes of this Part of this Act.
(2)Regulations of the Defence Council may prescribe different officers to act as competent authority for different purposes of this Part of this Act.
[F2(3)Any power to make regulations conferred on the Defence Council by any provision of this Part of this Act shall be exercisable by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.]
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