SCHEDULE 6Minor and Consequential Amendments

PART IIOther Amendments

Air Force Act 1955 (c. 19)

29(1)The Air Force Act 1955 shall be amended as follows.

(2)In section 99—

(a)in subsection (1), after the word "below" there shall be inserted the words " and to service modifications" ; and

(b)the following subsections shall be inserted after that subsection—

(1A)In this section " service modifications " means such modifications as the Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument prescribe, being modifications which appear to him to be necessary or proper for the purposes of proceedings before a court-martial; and it is hereby declared that in this section—

(1B)Regulations under subsection (1A) above may not modify section 99A below.

(1C)Regulations under subsection (1A) above shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament..

(3)In section 99A(1) for the word " Section " there shall be substituted the words " Without prejudice to section 99 above, section" .

(4)The following section shall be inserted after section 200—

200AFalse statements in computer record certificates.

(1)Any person who in a certificate tendered under paragraph 8 of Schedule 3 to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (computer records) in evidence before a court-martial makes a statement which he knows to be false or does not believe to be true shall be guilty of an offence and liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to a fine or to both ;

(b)on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both.

(2)In this section "statutory maximum" has the meaning given by section 74 of the [1982 c. 48.] Criminal Justice Act 1982..