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Armed Forces Act 2006

Section 230: Service restraining orders: supplementary

458.Subsection (1) applies the interpretation provisions of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 for the purposes of section 229.

459.Subsection (2) applies section 12 of that Act, which prevents conduct from being treated as a breach of a restraining order if it is certified to have related to national security, the UK’s economic well-being or the prevention or detection of serious crime. “Serious crime” is extended for this purpose so as to include serious service offences and serious crime under the law of other countries.

460.Subsection (3) enables the CMAC, on allowing an appeal against conviction, to send the case back to the Court Martial so that that court can consider whether to make a restraining order.

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