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The Armed Forces (Minor Punishments and Limitation on Power to Reduce in Rank) Regulations 2009

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Stoppage of leave order

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3.  (1)  A stoppage of leave order is an order that the offender shall not leave a relevant place on a specified number of days without the permission of his commanding officer.

(2) The specified number of days shall not exceed 14.

(3) The commanding officer shall decide the dates on which each of the specified number of days is to fall.

(4) Each date decided under paragraph (3) shall either be a calendar date or a date identified by reference to the occurrence of a particular event or circumstance.

(5) The commanding officer shall—

(a)make the decision under paragraph (3) not more than 48 hours after the punishment is awarded; and

(b)shall inform the offender of his decision as soon as practicable after he makes it.

(6) The latest date decided under paragraph (3) shall fall no later than 28 days after the date on which the order is awarded.

(7) The commanding officer may give permission under paragraph (1) at any time after the order is awarded and before the end of the day to which the permission relates.

(8) In this regulation “relevant place” means—

(a)a naval ship or establishment;

(b)a military establishment; or

(c)an air force station.

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