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Armed Forces Act 2006

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324Section 323: definitions
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(1)In section 323 a “criminal justice enactment” means an enactment which—

(a)is contained in an Act passed after 1st January 2001; and

(b)amends the law of England and Wales relating to any criminal justice matter.

(2)In section 323 and subsection (1) “criminal justice matter” means—

(a)the powers of the police in connection with the investigation of offences or the detection of offenders;

(b)powers of arrest and detention in connection with crime or criminal proceedings;

(c)the functions of any authority in relation to criminal prosecutions;

(d)remand in custody or on bail;

(e)the rights and duties of a defendant in relation to proceedings in civilian courts;

(f)evidence or procedure in civilian courts;

(g)the powers of civilian courts, including powers in relation to sentence;

(h)such other matters relating to criminal justice as the Secretary of State may by order prescribe for the purposes of this paragraph.

(3)For the purposes of section 323, section 5 of the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Act 1990 (c. 5) (transfer of UK prisoner to give evidence etc overseas) is to be taken to be a criminal justice enactment.

(4)In section 323 “service court” means—

(a)the Court Martial;

(b)the Summary Appeal Court;

(c)the Service Civilian Court;

(d)the Court Martial Appeal Court; or

(e)the Supreme Court on an appeal brought from the Court Martial Appeal Court.

(5)In section 323 “service law proceedings” means proceedings under this Act or the Court Martial Appeals Act 1968 (c. 20) (and does not include proceedings relating to offences under sections 344 to 346 or under regulations made by virtue of section 328(4)(b) or 343(5)(b)).

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