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Armed Forces Act 1971

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70Taking of affidavits and declarations abroad

(1)Section 204 of the Army Act 1955, section 204 of the Air Force Act 1955 and section 10 of the Emergency Laws (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1953 (under which certain military, air-force and naval officers may take affidavits and declarations abroad, but only from persons belonging to or connected with the same .service) shall have effect subject to the amendments specified in subsections (2) to (4) below (being amendments extending those sections, so that an officer of one service may take affidavits and declarations from persons belonging to or connected with another service).

(2)The following subsection shall be added at the end of the said section 204 of the Army Act 1955:—

(3)The power conferred by subsection (1) above may also be exercised by any officer empowered to take affidavits and declarations by section 204(1) of the Air Force Act 1955 or section 10(1) of the Emergency Laws (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1953..

(3)The following subsection shall be added at the end of the said section 204 of the Air Force Act 1955:—

(3)The power conferred by subsection (1) above may also be exercised by any officer empowered to take affidavits or declarations by section 204(1) of the Army Act 1955 or section 10(1) of the Emergency Laws (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1953..

(4)The following subsection shall be added at the end of the said section 10 of the Emergency Laws (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1953 :—

(4)The power conferred by subsection (1) above may also be exercised by any officer empowered to take affidavits and declarations by section 204(1) of the Army Act 1955 or section 204(1) of the Air Force Act 1955..

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