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The Visiting Forces Act (Application to Colonies) Order 1954

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11.—(1) In sub-sections (1) to (3) of section 13 the references to paragraph (9) of section one hundred and fifty-four of the Army Act and the proviso to sub-section (1), shall be omitted; and

(2) For sub-section (4) of section 13 there shall be substituted the following sub-section:—

(4) (a) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (b) of this sub-section, section one hundred and thirty-five of the Army Act (which provides that arrangements may be made for the reception in any prison in a colony of prisoners, deserters or absentees without leave, and that the governor of any prison to which any such arrangement relates shall be under the same obligation as the governor of a prison in the United Kingdom to receive and detain such prisoners, deserters and absentees without leave) shall within the Territory apply in relation to deserters and absentees without leave from the forces of any country to which this section applies as it applies in relation to deserters and absentees without leave from Her Majesty's service.

(b)For the purpose of the application within the Territory of the said section one hundred and thirty-five of the Army Act in relation to deserters and absentees without leave from the forces of a country to which this section applies (in this paragraph referred to as “the said country”)—

(i)the reference in the said section one hundred and thirty-five to a Secretary of State, where that reference first occurs, shall be construed as if it were a reference to the appropriate authority of the said country; and

(ii) the references to deserters and absentees without leave in section one hundred and thirty-one of the Army Act (which imposes on the Governor of a prison in the United Kingdom duties as to the reception of prisoners, deserters and absentees without leave) shall be construed as including references to deserters and absentees without leave from the forces of the said country.

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