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Armed Forces Act 2006

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Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44)

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235(1)Schedule 7 to that Act (modifications for armed forces of provisions about hearsay evidence) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph 2—

(a)for sub-paragraph (2) substitute—

(2)In section 116(2) for paragraph (c) substitute—

(c)that either of the following applies—

(i)the court is sitting neither in the United Kingdom nor in a British overseas territory and it is not reasonably practicable to secure the attendance of the relevant person; or

(ii)the court is sitting in the United Kingdom or a British overseas territory but the relevant person is outside the United Kingdom or outside that territory (as the case may be) and it is not reasonably practicable to secure his attendance.

(b)in the subsection inserted by sub-paragraph (3), for the words from ““criminal proceedings”” to the end substitute “the reference to criminal proceedings includes proceedings before an officer in respect of a service offence within the meaning of the Armed Forces Act 2006.”;

(c)in the paragraph substituted by sub-paragraph (4), for “a court-martial” substitute “the Court Martial”;

(d)for sub-paragraph (5) substitute—

(5)In section 127—

(a)in subsection (1)(c)—

(i)for “the appropriate rules” substitute “rules made under the Armed Forces Act 2006 or the Court Martial Appeals Act 1968”;

(ii)for “section 9 of the Criminal Justice Act 1967 (c. 80)” substitute “such rules”;

(b)omit subsection (7).;

(e)in the subsection inserted by sub-paragraph (7), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute “to proceedings before an officer, the Court Martial or the Service Civilian Court in respect of a service offence within the meaning of the Armed Forces Act 2006.”

(3)In paragraph 3—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for “courts-martial” substitute “the Court Martial”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)—

(i)for “judge and jury” substitute “a judge and jury”;

(ii)for “court-martial” substitute “the Court Martial”.

(4)In paragraph 4—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for “courts-martial” substitute “the Court Martial”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)—

(i)in paragraph (a) for “judge and jury” substitute “a judge and jury”;

(ii)also in paragraph (a) for “court-martial” substitute “the Court Martial”;

(iii)in paragraph (c) for “dissolve” substitute “discharge”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (4)—

(i)in the paragraph substituted by paragraph (a), for the words from “section 115B(2) of the Army” to “1957” substitute “section 167 of the Armed Forces Act 2006”;

(ii)in paragraph (c) for “dissolve” substitute “discharge”;

(d)in the subsection substituted by sub-paragraph (5), for “dissolve” substitute “discharge”.

(5)Omit paragraphs 5 to 7.

(6)For paragraph 8 substitute—

8In this Schedule, and in any provision of this Part as applied by this Schedule, “service court” means—

(a)the Court Martial;

(b)the Summary Appeal Court;

(c)the Service Civilian Court; or

(d)the Court Martial Appeal Court.

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