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Armed Forces Act 1971

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Part IDuration of Services Acts

1Duration of Army Act 1955, Air Force Act 1955 and Naval Discipline Act 1957

(1)The Army Act 1955 and the Air Force Act 1955 shall, instead of expiring at the end of the year 1971, continue in force until the end of the year 1972, and shall then expire unless continued in force in accordance with the following provisions of this section.

(2)The Naval Discipline Act 1957 shall also expire at the end of the year 1972 unless continued in force in accordance with those provisions.

(3)Subject to subsection (4) below, Her Majesty may from time to time by Order in Council provide for any of the said Acts to continue in force for a period of twelve months beyond the day on which it would otherwise expire.

(4)No Order in Council shall be made under subsection (3) above so as to continue any of the said Acts beyond the end of the year 1976.

(5)No recommendation shall be made to Her Majesty in Council to make an order under subsection (3) above unless a draft thereof has been laid before Parliament and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.

(6)Section 1 of the Armed Forces Act 1966 shall be repealed at the end of the year 1971.

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