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Armed Forces Act 1971

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The Naval Discipline Act 1957

2(1)The amendments to be made in the Naval Discipline Act 1957 are as follows.

(2)In section 50(2), the following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph (a):—

(a)sections 2 to 4, 6, 9, 10, 23 and 24, section 29(1) so far as relating to public or service property, section 29A, and sections 34 to 37 and 42 ;.

(3)In section 118(2)(a), after the word "fourteen" there shall be inserted

14A.

(4)In section 133(3), for the words " petty officer " there shall be substituted the words

leading seaman. '

(5)In section 135(1)—

(a)the following definitions shall be inserted after that of

air craft papers:—

' before the enemy', in relation to a person, means that he is in action against the enemy or about to go into action against the enemy, or is under attack or threat of imminent attack by the enemy ;; and

(b)the following definition shall be inserted after that of

court-martial:—

(6)In Schedule 1, the following paragraphs shall be substituted for paragraphs 1 and 2:—

1The following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph (h) of section 43(1) of this Act:—

' (h) reduction to the ranks or any less reduction in rank.'

2For the references to disrating in subsection (4) of the said section 43 there shall be substituted references to reduction to the ranks, and subsection (5) of that section shall not apply.

(7)In Schedule 2, the following paragraphs shall be substituted for paragraphs 3 and 5:—

3The following paragraph shall be substituted for paragraph (h) of section 43(1) of this Act:—

' (h) reduction to the ranks or any less reduction in rank.'

5For the references to disrating in subsection (4) of the said section 43 there shall be substituted references to reduction to the ranks, and subsection (5) of that section shall not apply.

(8)In Schedule 4, in paragraph 1, for " (f)" there shall be substituted

(e).

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