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Visiting Forces Act 1952

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13 Apprehension and disposal of deserters and absentees without leave.E+W+S+N.I.

[F1(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, sections one hundred eighty-six to one hundred and eighty-eight and one hundred and ninety of the M1Army Act, 1955 (which relate to the apprehension, custody and delivery into military custody of deserters and absentees without leave from the regular forces) shall within the United Kingdom apply in relation to deserters and absentees without leave from the forces of any country to which this section applies as they apply in relation to deserters and absentees without leave from the regular forces.

(2)The powers conferred by the said sections one hundred and eighty-six and one hundred and eighty-eight, as applied by the last foregoing subsection, shall not be exercised in relation to a person except in compliance with a request (whether specific or general) of the appropriate authority of the country to which he belongs.

(3)In sections one hundred and eighty-seven, one hundred and eighty-eight and one hundred and ninety of the M2Army Act, 1955, as applied by subsection (1) of this section, references to the delivery of a person into military custody shall be construed as references to the handing over of that person to such authority of the country to which he belongs, at such place in the United Kingdom, as may be designated by the appropriate authority of that country.]

(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2

(6)In this section references to the country to which a person belongs are references to the country from whose forces he is suspected of being, or (where he has surrendered himself) appears from his confession to be, a deserter or absentee without leave.

(7). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2

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