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Armed Forces Act 1971

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67Naval billeting and requisitioning

(1)At any time when section 154 of the Army Act 1955 (issue of billeting requisitions by military officers having a command in the United Kingdom) is in operation by virtue of an order of the Secretary of State under section 174 of that Act, a billeting requisition may be issued under this subsection by any flag officer having a command in the United Kingdom;

and at any time when section 165 of that Act (issue of requisitioning orders by military officers having a command as aforesaid) is so in operation, any such flag officer as aforesaid may issue a requisitioning order under this subsection.

(2)For the purposes of Part IV of the said Act of 1955, a billeting requisition or requisitioning order issued under subsection (1) above shall have effect as if issued under the said section 154 or, as the case may be, the said section 165 ; but, in relation to any such requisition or order, the said Part IV and Schedule 4 to that Act shall have effect subject to such adaptations as the Defence Council may by regulations prescribe, being adaptations appearing to the Defence Council necessary for adapting the said Part IV and Schedule to the naval forces.

(3)The Naval Billeting &c. Act 1914 (under which the issue of a billeting requisition or requisitioning order by naval officers depends upon the existence of a proclamation calling out the naval reserves) shall cease to have effect; and in sections 32(a), 33(1)(a) and 33(2)(a) of the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (which relate to billeting and requisitioning offences) for the words "issued by virtue of subsection (1) of section 1 of the Naval Billeting &c. Act 1914" there shall be substituted the words

issued under section 67(1) of the Armed Forces Act 1971.

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