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Defence Reform Act 2014

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45Call out of members of reserve forces

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(1)In Part 4 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 (special agreements for call out), in section 28(3)(a) (maximum period of service), for “9 months” substitute “12 months”.

(2)Part 6 of that Act (call out for permanent service) is amended as follows.

(3)In section 54(1) (call out for warlike operations), after “order” insert “under this section”.

(4)In section 56 (call out for certain operations), for subsections (1) and (1A) substitute—

(1B)The Secretary of State may make an order under this section authorising the calling out of members of a reserve force if it appears to the Secretary of State that it is necessary or desirable to use members of a reserve force for any purpose for which members of the regular services may be used.

(5)In the heading of that section, for “operations” substitute “purposes”.

(6)In section 57 (maximum duration of service for call out under section 56)—

(a)in subsection (4), for “9 months” substitute “12 months”,

(b)in subsection (6), for “9 months” substitute “12 months”,

(c)in subsection (8)(c), for “3 months” substitute “6 months”, and

(d)in subsection (11), for “27 months” substitute “3 years”.

(7)In section 57A (agreement to alter limits in section 57), in subsection (3), for “9 months” substitute “12 months”.

(8)In section 64 (interpretation of Part 6)—

(a)number the existing text as subsection (1), and

(b)after that subsection insert—

(2)The powers under sections 52, 54 and 56 to make a call-out order are each to be interpreted as including power to do so in circumstances in which an order could also be made under another of those sections.

(9)Schedule 6 contains provision about transitional classes.

(10)In consequence of the amendments made by this section, omit section 28 of the Armed Forces Act 2011.

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