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Armed Forces Act 1976

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I General

    1. Duration of Army Act, Air Force Act and Naval Discipline Act

      1. 1.Duration of Services Acts,

    2. Service in and constitution of forces

      1. 2.Regulations as to variation of term of service

      2. 3.Royal Marines

      3. 4.QARNNS and WRNS

  3. Part II Trial and Punishment of Offences

    1. Summary punishment

      1. 5.Increased powers of summary punishment

    2. Civilians

      1. 6.Establishment of Standing Civilian Courts

      2. 7.Jurisdiction of Standing Civilian Courts

      3. 8.Powers of courts in relation to civilians

      4. 9.Constitution of courts-martial for civilians

    3. Juveniles

      1. 10.Powers of courts in relation to juveniles

    4. Court-martial procedure

      1. 11.Proof at courts-martial by written statement

      2. 12.Exemption of certain persons from duty to take oath at court-martial

    5. Powers of court-martial etc.

      1. 13.Imprisonment in default of payment of tines

      2. 14.Restitution and compensation

    6. Naval Offences

      1. 15.Territorial scope of certain offences

    7. Powers of civil courts

      1. 16.Enforcement by civil courts of financial penalties awarded under Services Acts

    8. Rehabilitation

      1. 17.Rehabilitation of civilians found guilty in service disciplinary proceedings

  4. Part III Miscellaneous and Supplementary

    1. 18.Deductions for maintenance of children

    2. 19.Deductions from RAF pensions

    3. 20.Disqualification of members of forces for House of Commons and Northern Ireland Assembly

    4. 21.Greenwich Hospital

    5. 22.Citation etc.

  5. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      Royal Marines

      1. Part I Royal Marines—General

        1. 1.In paragraph 6 of Schedule 7 to the Army Act...

        2. 2.For paragraph 19 of that Schedule (deductions from pay) there...

      2. Part II Royal Marines Warrant Officers

        1. 3.The following sub-paragraphs shall be inserted after paragraph 5(2) of...

        2. 4.In paragraph 11 of Schedule 6 to the Air Force...

    2. Schedule 2

      QARNNS and WRNS

      1. 1.For section 54(2) of the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (officers...

      2. 2.The following subsections shall be substituted for section 111(1) and...

      3. 3.Section 113(3) of that Act (which prevents women members of...

      4. 4.In section 132(5) of that Act (which defines Her Majesty's...

    3. Schedule 3

      Standing Civilian Courts

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.(1) In this Schedule— " civilian" means a person who...

      2. Sittings of the Court

        1. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) below, the court...

      3. Court to sit in public

        1. 3.(1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, the court...

      4. Right to court-martial

        1. 4.(1) An accused person has a right to elect, before...

      5. Assessors

        1. 5.The function of assessors at a trial shall be to...

      6. Accused unfit

        1. 6.(1) Where it appears to the court that a person—...

      7. Re-trial in interests of administration of justice

        1. 7.The directing officer may direct a re-trial before a Standing...

      8. Re-trial where court ceases to be properly constituted

        1. 8.(1) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 7 above,...

      9. Decisions of the Court etc.

        1. 9.(1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, every question...

      10. Privilege of witnesses and others

        1. 10.A witness before the court or any other person whose...

      11. Rules of evidence

        1. 11.(1) Subject to the provisions of any order made under...

      12. Procedure etc. of court

        1. 12.(1) The Secretary of State may by order made by...

      13. Duration of sentences etc.

        1. 13.Where any sentence of the court is limited by reference...

        2. 14.Where the court passes any such sentence and the period...

      14. Supplementary

        1. 15.(1) Section 57(1) of the Army Act 1955 (offences) shall...

        2. 16.Sections 133 and 134(1) and (2) of the Army Act...

        3. 17.Section 138 of that Act (restitution or compensation for theft,...

      15. Appeals

        1. 18.(1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph and to...

      16. Review

        1. 19.At any time after a Standing Civilian Court has sentenced...

        2. 20.(1) A finding or sentence of a Standing Civilian Court...

    4. Schedule 4

      Orders That May be Made on Trial of Civilians

      1. 1.The following Schedule shall be inserted after Schedule 5 to...

      2. 2.(1) The said Schedule shall also be inserted, with the...

      3. 3.(1) The said Schedule shall also be inserted, with the...

    5. Schedule 5

      Proof at Courts-Martial by Written Statement

      1. 1.After section 99 of the Army Act 1955 (rules of...

      2. 2.The said section shall also be inserted after section 99...

      3. 3.Accordingly— (a) in section 99(1) of the Army Act 1955...

    6. Schedule 6

      Imprisonment In Default

      1. 1.The following section shall be inserted after section 71A of...

      2. 2.The said section shall also be inserted after section 43A...

    7. Schedule 7

      Restitution and Compensation

      1. Army Act 1955 and Air Force Act 1955

        1. 1.(1) At the end of section 138(1) of the Army...

      2. Naval Discipline Act 1957

        1. 2.At the end of section 58(2)(aa) of the Naval Discipline...

        2. 3.(1) After subsection (1) of section 76 of that Act...

        3. 4.(1) In section 77(1)(a) and (2) of that Act (effect...

    8. Schedule 8

      Financial Penalty Enforcement Orders

      1. 1.The following section shall be inserted after section 133 of...

      2. 2.The said section shall also be inserted after section 133...

      3. 3.(1) The said section shall also be inserted after section...

      4. 4.(1) The following subsections shall be inserted after section 215(5)...

    9. Schedule 9

      Miscellaneous Amendments

      1. Criminal Evidence Act 1898

        1. 1.In section 6(1) of the Criminal Evidence Act 1898 after...

      2. The Perjury Act (Northern Ireland) 1946

        1. 2.The following section shall be inserted after section 1AA of...

      3. Army Act 1955 and Air Force Act 1955

        1. 3.In section 86 of the Army Act 1955 and section...

        2. 4.The following section shall be inserted after section 198 of...

        3. 5.The following paragraphs shall be substituted for paragraph (a) of...

        4. 6.The following subsection shall be inserted after subsection (3) of...

        5. 7.The following subsections shall be substituted for subsection (4) of...

        6. 8.Section 215 of the Army Act 1955 and section 213...

        7. 9.In section 225(1) of the Army Act 1955 and section...

      4. Naval Discipline Act 1957

        1. 10.The following subsection shall be inserted after section 118(3A) of...

        2. 11.The following section shall be inserted after section 129D of...

        3. 12.The following subsection shall be substituted for section 132(8) of...

        4. 13.In Schedule 3 to that Act (classes of civilians subject...

        5. 14.In Schedule 4 to that Act (application of Act to...

      5. Criminal Justice Act 1967

        1. 15.In section 89(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 (false...

      6. Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1968

        1. 16.The following subsection shall be inserted after section 8(1) of...

        2. 17.The following section shall be inserted after section 17 of...

      7. Treatment of Offenders Act (Northern Ireland) 1968

        1. 18.In section 33(4)(b) of the Treatment of Offenders Act (Northern...

      8. Representation of the People Act 1969

        1. 19.In section 4(2)(a) of the Representation of the People Act...

      9. Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

        1. 20.(1) In subsection (1) of section 2 of the Rehabilitation...

        2. 21.(1) The following entries shall be made in Table B...

      10. Treatment of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1976

        1. 22.In Article 2(2) of the Treatment of Offenders (Northern Ireland)...

    10. Schedule 10

      Repeals

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