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The International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) Order 2017

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) Order 2017 No. 1276

This draft Statutory Instrument supersedes the draft of the same title which was laid before Parliament and published on 16 March 2017 (ISBN 978-0-11-115643-8). It is being issued free of charge to all known recipients of that draft Statutory Instrument.

Draft Order laid before Parliament under section 1(4) of the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations Act 1964, for approval by resolution of each House of Parliament.

Draft Statutory Instruments

2017 No. 0000

Defence

The International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) Order 2017

Made

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Coming into force

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At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the *** day of ***

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

A draft of this Order has in accordance with section 1(4) of the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations Act 1964(1) been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament;

Her Majesty, on the advice of Her Privy Council and in exercise of the power conferred on Her by section 1 of the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations Act 1964, makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) Order 2017 and shall come into force on the day after that on which it is made.

Designation of headquarters

2.  The international headquarters and defence organisations specified in the Schedule to this Order are hereby designated for the purposes of the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations Act 1964.

Inviolability of archives

3.  The headquarters and organisations specified in the Schedule to this Order shall have the like privileges as respects inviolability of official archives as are accorded to an envoy of a foreign sovereign power accredited to Her Majesty.

Legal capacity

4.  Each of the headquarters specified in Part I of the Schedule to this Order shall have the legal capacity of a body corporate.

Extent of immunity from legal process

5.—(1) Each of the headquarters specified in Part I of the Schedule to this Order shall have immunity from any legal process subjecting any funds or other property belonging to it or under its control to any measure of execution or detention.

(2) The preceding paragraph shall not prevent—

(a)the seizure of any article connected with an offence; or

(b)the seizure of any article under the laws relating to customs or excise.

Revocation

6.  The International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) Order 1965(2), The International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 1987(3) and The International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2009(4) are hereby revoked.

Clerk’s Name

Clerk of the Privy Council

Article 2

SCHEDULE

PART 1

The Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT)

The Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)

PART 2

Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)

Commander Submarines Allied Naval Forces North (COMSUBNORTH)

NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (NAEW&CF)

NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (NATO JEWCS)

Headquarters United Kingdom – Netherlands Amphibious Force (UKNLAF)

Headquarters United Kingdom – Netherlands Landing Force (UKNLLF)

The European Air Group (EAG)

The NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre (NIFC)

Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC)

NATO Centralised Targeting Capacity(CTC)

1st NATO Signal Battalion, NATO CIS Group (1 NSB, NCISG)

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order replaces the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations (Designation and Privileges) Order 1965 (“the 1965 Order”) which was amended on four occasions. The 1965 Order listed those headquarters which were designated for the purposes of the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations Act 1964.

To reflect the changes to the NATO command and force structure, two headquarters are renamed from Part II of the Schedule to the 1965 Order, namely:

Maritime Component Command Headquarters Northwood (CC-MAR HQ NORTHWOOD) as Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM).

The Intelligence Fusion Centre (IFC) as The NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre (NIFC)

Seven headquarters remain unchanged:

Commander Submarines Allied Naval Forces North (COMSUBNORTH)

NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (NAEW&CF)

NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (NATO JEWCS)

Headquarters United Kingdom – Netherlands Amphibious Force (UKNLAF)

Headquarters United Kingdom – Netherlands Landing Force (UKNLLF)

The European Air Group (EAG)

Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC)

Two headquarters are new, having been set up since the last amendment to the 1965 Order:

NATO Centralised Targeting Capacity (CTC)

1st NATO Signal Battalion, NATO CIS Group (1 NSB, NCISG)

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