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Armed Forces Act 1971

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51Naval findings and sentences: amendments as to reviewing authorities

Section 1(5) of the Defence (Transfer of Functions) Act 1964 (general provision for discharge of functions of Defence Council by Admiralty Board, Army Board and Air Force Board) shall cease to have effect so far as it relates to the functions of the Defence Council under sections 70 to 72 of the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (review of findings and sentences), and the following subsection shall be added instead at the end of the said section 70:—

(4)The functions of the Defence Council under this section and sections 71, 71A and 72 below may be discharged by the Admiralty Board or by any officer empowered in that behalf by that Board ; and for the purposes of any enactment (including the provisions of this Act hereinbefore referred to) anything done, and any document purporting to be an order or direction made or given, by the Admiralty Board or by any such officer in or in connection with the discharge of any such functions shall be of the same effect as if done, or as if a document purporting to be an order or direction made or given, by the Defence Council.

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