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Armed Forces Act 2011

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary and Background

  3. Overview of the Act’s Structure and Summary

  4. Territorial Extent and Application

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Section 1: Duration of AFA 2006

    2. Section 2: Armed forces covenant report

    3. Section 3: Provost Marshal’s duty in relation to independence of investigations

    4. Section 4: Inspection of service police investigations

    5. Section 5: Provost Marshals: appointment

    6. Section 6: Ministry of Defence Police: performance regulations

    7. Section 7: Power of judge advocate to authorise entry and search

    8. Section 8: Power to make provision about access to excluded material etc

    9. Section 9: Unfitness through alcohol or drugs

    10. Section 10: Exceeding alcohol limit for safety-critical duties

    11. Section 11: Testing for alcohol and drugs on suspicion of an offence

    12. Section 12: Amendments relating to new rank of lance corporal in RAF Regiment

    13. Section 13: Reduction in rank or rate

    14. Section 14: Court Martial sentencing powers

    15. Section 15: Increase in maximum term of detention for certain offences

    16. Section 16: Enforcement of financial penalties

    17. Section 17: Service sexual offences prevention orders

      1. Service sexual offences prevention orders

      2. Extended prohibitions orders

    18. Section 18: Place of sitting of Service Civilian Court

    19. Section 19: Administrative reduction in rank or rate

    20. Section 20: Service complaint panels

    21. Section 21: Persons eligible to be prosecuting officers

    22. Section 22: Civilians subject to service discipline

    23. Section 23: Protected prisoners of war

    24. Section 24: Byelaws for service purposes

    25. Section 25: Claims against visiting forces: transfer of liability

    26. Section 26: Judge advocates sitting in civilian courts

    27. Section 27: Repeal of Naval Medical Compassionate Fund Act 1915

    28. Section 28: Call out of reserve forces

    29. Section 29: Minor amendments of service legislation

    30. Section 30: Consequential amendments and repeals

    31. Section 31: Meaning of “AFA 2006”

    32. Section 32: Commencement

    33. Section 33: Extent

  6. Commentary on the Schedules

    1. Schedule 1 – Court Martial sentencing powers

    2. Schedule 2 – Judge advocates sitting in civilian courts

    3. Schedule 3 – Minor amendments of service legislation

    4. Schedule 4 – Consequential amendments

    5. Schedule 5 – Repeals and revocations

  7. Transposition Notes

  8. Commencement

  9. Hansard References

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