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3. (1) Any reference in these Rules to a numbered section is to that section of the Act unless otherwise stated.
(2) In these Rules—
“the Act” means the Armed Forces Act 2006;
“the 1967 Act” means the Criminal Justice Act 1967(1);
“the 1999 Act” means the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999(2);
“the 2003 Act” means the Criminal Justice Act 2003;
“the CPIA Order” means the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Application to the Armed Forces) Order 2009(3);
“advance information” has the meaning given by rule 30(2);
“bad character” has the meaning given by section 98 of the 2003 Act;
“civilian police force” means a UK police force or a British overseas territory police force;
“the court” means the Service Civilian Court;
“DX” means document exchange;
“detention and training order” means an order under section 211;
“the judge advocate”, in relation to any proceedings, means the judge advocate specified for the proceedings under section 278(2);
“legal representative” means a person appointed by a party to proceedings under rule 26;
“live link”, has the meaning given by rule 18(3)(a);
“pre-sentence report” has the meaning given by section 257; and
a naval ship or establishment;
any body of members of Her Majesty’s forces formed under the command of a person appointed to be the commanding officer of the body; or
an air force station.
(3) Any reference in these Rules to Schedule 8 to the 2003 Act is to that Schedule as modified by Schedule 5 to the Act.
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