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Statutory Instruments

1991 No. 2720

DEFENCE

The Armed Forces (Compensation Limits) Order 1991

Made

3rd December 1991

Laid before Parliament

4th December 1991

Coming into force

1st January 1992

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 71(6) of the Army Act 1955((1)), section 71(6) of the Air Force Act 1955((2)) and section 43(7) of the Naval Discipline Act 1957((3)), hereby makes the following Order:-

1.  This Order may be cited as the Armed Forces (Compensation Limits) Order 1991 and shall come into force on 1st January 1992.

2.  The sum which may not be exceeded on an award of stoppages-

(a)by a court-martial under the Army Act 1955 or the Air Force Act 1955;

(b)under the Naval Discipline Act 1957,

in respect of any offence occasioning personal injury of which a person is convicted or any other such offence which is taken into consideration in determining sentence, is £2,000.00.

Archie Hamilton

Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

3rd December 1991

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order specifies £2,000.00 as the maximum sum which may be awarded under the Army Act 1955 (c. 18), the Air Force Act 1955 (c. 19) and the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c. 53) by way of deductions from an offender’s pay as compensation following a conviction for an offence occasioning personal injury or any other such offence taken into consideration.

(1)

1955 c. 18; section 71(6) was inserted by section 7(1) of the Armed Forces Act 1991 (c. 62).

(2)

1955 c. 19; section 71(6) was inserted by section 7(1) of the Armed Forces Act 1991 (c. 62).

(3)

1957 c. 53; section 43(7) was inserted by section 8(1) of the Armed Forces Act 1991 (c. 62).