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Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

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(1)Any duty of care owed by the Ministry of Defence in respect of—

(a)operations within subsection (2),

(b)activities carried on in preparation for, or directly in support of, such operations, or

(c)training of a hazardous nature, or training carried out in a hazardous way, which it is considered needs to be carried out, or carried out in that way, in order to improve or maintain the effectiveness of the armed forces with respect to such operations,

is not a “relevant duty of care”.

(2)The operations within this subsection are operations, including peacekeeping operations and operations for dealing with terrorism, civil unrest or serious public disorder, in the course of which members of the armed forces come under attack or face the threat of attack or violent resistance.

(3)Any duty of care owed by the Ministry of Defence in respect of activities carried on by members of the special forces is not a “relevant duty of care”.

(4)In this section “the special forces” means those units of the armed forces the maintenance of whose capabilities is the responsibility of the Director of Special Forces or which are for the time being subject to the operational command of that Director.

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I1S. 4 in force at 6.4.2008 by S.I. 2008/401, art. 2

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