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Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Act 2018

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1Regular forces: part-time service and geographic restrictions

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(1)The Armed Forces Act 2006 is amended as follows.

(2)Section 329 (terms and conditions of enlistment and service) is amended in accordance with subsections (3) and (4).

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)after paragraph (h) insert—

(ha)enabling a person to serve with a regular force on a part-time basis;, and

(b)for paragraphs (i) and (j) substitute—

(i)enabling a person’s service with a regular force to be restricted to service in a particular area or to be subject to other geographic restrictions;

(j)requiring a person serving subject to a geographic restriction to serve without that restriction on a number of occasions not exceeding a prescribed maximum.

(4)After subsection (3) insert—

(3A)A right conferred on a person by virtue of subsection (2)(ha) to (j) may be varied, suspended or terminated in prescribed circumstances.

(5)In section 373 (orders, regulations and rules), in subsection (3), after paragraph (e) insert—

(ea)regulations under section 329(1) which make provision of a kind mentioned in section 329(2)(ha), (i), or (j),

(eb)regulations under section 329(3A),.

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