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Armed Forces Discipline Act 2000 (repealed)

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11After section 85 of the 1957 Act there is inserted—

85A Sentence of detention awarded on summary trial.

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this Part of this Act, subsections (2) to (5) below apply to a sentence of detention awarded on summary trial.

(2)If the offender so elects at the time of the award, his sentence shall begin to run from the day on which it is awarded.

(3)For the purposes of subsection (2) above, a sentence shall be taken to be awarded on the day on which the warrant specifying the sentence, as approved in accordance with regulations made by the Defence Council, is read to the offender or, if the offender has been detained in custody since the signature of that warrant by the officer by whom he was tried, on the first day on which he was so detained.

(4)If the offender does not make an election under subsection (2) above or, having made such an election, withdraws it during the appeal period, his sentence or, in the case of withdrawal, the remainder of his sentence shall be suspended by virtue of this subsection—

(a)until the end of the appeal period, or

(b)where an appeal is brought within the appeal period, until the determination of the appeal.

(5)Where an appeal is brought—

(a)within the appeal period, by an offender who has made an election under subsection (2) above which has not been withdrawn, or

(b)after the end of the appeal period, by any offender,

the remainder of his sentence shall be suspended by virtue of this subsection until the determination of the appeal.

(6)In this section “the appeal period” means the period within which an appeal may be brought under section 52FK(2) of this Act.

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