Criminal Justice and Courts Bill (HC Bill 4)

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Part 2 Further amendments

4 The Armed Forces Act 2006 is amended as follows.

5 In section 50(2) (jurisdiction of the Court Martial: service offences), after
5paragraph (f) insert—

(fa) an offence under paragraph 2, 3 or 4 of Schedule 2A (offences
committed by a lay member of the Court Martial);

(fb) an offence under paragraph 5 of that Schedule (disclosing
information about members’ deliberations etc) committed by
10a person described in sub-paragraph (2) of that paragraph;.

6 In section 51(3) (jurisdiction of the Service Civilian Court: excluded
offences), after paragraph (c) insert—

(ca) an offence under paragraph 2, 3, 4 or 5 of Schedule 2A
(offences relating to members of the Court Martial);.

7 15In section 373 (orders, regulations and rules), after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) The powers conferred by paragraphs 6 and 7 of Schedule 2A on the
Lord Chancellor to make regulations are exercisable by statutory

8 In Schedule 2 (offences required to be referred to service police force or
20Director of Service Prosecutions under sections 113 and 116), at the end

14 An offence under paragraph 4 of Schedule 2A (lay member of the
Court Martial engaging in prohibited conduct).

15 An offence under paragraph 5 of Schedule 2A (disclosing
25information about the deliberations of members of the Court
Martial) committed by a person described in sub-paragraph (2) of
that paragraph.

9 The reference in section 286(4) of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (hearing by the
Court Martial of appeals from Service Civilian Court) to Part 7 of that Act
30includes the provisions inserted in that Part by this Schedule.