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Armed Forces Act 2001

Section 33: Interpretation of section 32

119.This section contains definitions of “drug” and “sample” for the purposes of section 32. It also provides that the Secretary of State may make an order specifying that other samples may be taken, but this power is restricted to samples which can be taken from the mouth or are non-invasive, for example, saliva or perspiration.

120.The section also defines who is subject to section 32 and relates the definition of the commanding officer in this section to the definition in other sections of the SDAs.

121.Orders under this section will be made by statutory instrument subject to the negative resolution procedure.

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