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  • Act continued by S.I. 2004/1496 art. 2 (This effect relates to the Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19))
  • Act continued by S.I. 2006/1910 art. 2 (This effect relates to the Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19))
  • Act continued by S.I. 2007/2123 art. 2 (This effect relates to the Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19))
  • Act continued (temp. from 1/9/2005 until 31/8/2006) by S.I. 2005/2021 art. 2 (This effect relates to the Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19))
  • Act continued (temp. until 1.9.2004) by S.I. 2003/1869 art. 2 (This effect relates to the Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19))
  • Act continued (until 8/11/2009) by S.I. 2008/1780 art. 2 (This effect relates to the Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19))
  • Act continued (until 8/11/2010) by S.I. 2009/1752 art. 2 (This effect relates to the Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19))
  • Act expires 8.11.2007 by 2006 c. 52 s. 382 (This effect relates to the Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19))
  • Act power to amend conferred by 2006 c. 52 s. 381 (This effect relates to the Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19))
  • Act repealed by 2006 c. 52 Sch. 17 (This effect relates to the Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19))

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  • s. 74 74A substituted for s. 74 by S.I. 2008/1694 art. 4 (This effect relates to the Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19))
  • s. 120ZA inserted by S.I. 2008/1694 art. 25 (This effect relates to the Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19))

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[F1180 Redress of complaints.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)If a person subject to air-force law thinks himself wronged in any matter relating to his service he may make a complaint with respect to that matter to such officer as may be prescribed.

[F2(2)A person (“the person aggrieved”) may not make a complaint under this section with respect to—

(a)any decision of a judicial officer or judge advocate under section 75C, 75F, 75G, 75H, 75J or 75K of this Act,

(b)any decision of a judicial officer under Part 2 of the Armed Forces Act 2001,

(c)any matter against which the person aggrieved may present a petition under section 113 of this Act, or

(d)any matter against which the person aggrieved may bring an appeal under section 83ZE of this Act or under the Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1968.]

(3)The procedure for making and dealing with a complaint under this section shall be laid down in Queen’s Regulations, which may, in particular, provide—

(a)for a complaint not to be made after the end of such period as may be prescribed;

(b)for any such period to be extended, in the case of a complaint made after the end of the period, in such circumstances as may be prescribed;

(c)for a complaint to be referred, for its first consideration, by the officer to whom it was made to a superior officer; and

(d)if the complainant does not obtain the redress to which he thinks he is entitled (whether from the officer who first considered the complaint or from a superior officer by virtue of provision made as mentioned in this paragraph), for the complaint to be referred to, and considered by, a superior officer.

(4)Any period prescribed for the purposes mentioned in subsection (3)(a) above shall not be less than three months beginning with the day on which the matter complained of occurred.

(5)An officer to whom a complaint is made or referred under provision made by virtue of subsection (3) above shall grant any redress which appears to him necessary.

(6)If the complainant does not obtain the redress to which he thinks he is entitled by the procedure referred to in subsection (3) above, he may submit his complaint to the Defence Council in accordance with the procedure laid down in Queen’s Regulations.

(7)The Defence Council shall have any complaint submitted to them investigated and shall grant any redress which appears to them necessary.

(8)Where a complaint by an officer has been submitted to the Defence Council and he does not obtain the redress to which he thinks he is entitled, the Defence Council shall, at his request, make a report on the complaint through the Secretary of State to Her Majesty in order to receive the directions of Her Majesty thereon.

(9)This section applies to a person who is not subject to air-force law, in relation to any matter which took place while he was so subject, as it applies to a person who is subject to air-force law.

(10)In this section “prescribed” means prescribed by Queen’s Regulations.]

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Amendments (Textual)

F1S. 180 substituted (1.10.1997) by 1996 c. 46, s. 20(2); S.I. 1997/2164, art. 2 (with Sch.)

F2S. 180(2) substituted (28.2.2002) by 2001 c. 19, ss. 34, 39(2), Sch. 6 Pt. 6 para. 41, S.I. 2002/345, arts. 2,3

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 180: power to modify conferred (24.9.1996) by S.I. 1996/1919 (N.I. 16), art. 237

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