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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 7th March 2000

STANDING COMMITTEE D


ARMED FORCES DISCIPLINE BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [29th February], as follows:—

Clauses 1 to 10, Schedule 1, Clauses 11 to 13, Schedule 2, Clauses 14 to 25, Schedule 3, Clauses 26 and 27, Schedule 4, Clause 28, new Clauses, new Schedules.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

108

Clause     6,     page     26,     line     23,     after '131', insert 'or 205(1)(ea), (eb), (g) or (h)'.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

34

Clause     6,     page     26,     line     31,     leave out 'judicial' and insert 'duty'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

109

Clause     6,     page     27,     line     33,     after '131', insert 'or 205(i)(ff), (h) or (i)'.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

35

Clause     6,     page     29,     line     2,     leave out 'judicial' and insert 'duty'.


   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

36

Clause     7,     page     29,     line     13,     leave out second 'Judicial' and insert 'Duty'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

110

Clause     7,     page     29,     line     13,     after 'appointed', insert ', and funds provided for their maintenance,'.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

37

Clause     7,     page     29,     line     14,     leave out 'Judge Advocate General' and insert 'Commanding Officer'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr Robert Key

112

Clause     7,     page     29,     line     14,     leave out 'Judge Advocate General' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

38

Clause     7,     page     29,     line     20,     leave out from first 'has' to end of line 24 and insert 'served for at least five years as a Warrant Officer or above in any of the Forces and has undergone the training of dealing with accused in custody and court-martial'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

114

Clause     7,     page     29,     line     21,     leave out 'or any colony' and insert ', colony or the United States of America'.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

39

Clause     7,     page     29,     line     26,     leave out second 'Judicial' and insert 'Duty'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

111

Clause     7,     page     29,     line     26,     after 'appointed', insert ', and funds provided for their maintenance,'.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

40

Clause     7,     page     29,     line     27,     leave out 'Chief Naval Judge Advocate' and insert 'Commanding Officer'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt
Mr Robert Key

113

Clause     7,     page     29,     line     27,     leave out 'Chief Naval Judge Advocate' and insert 'Lord Chancellor'.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

41

Clause     7,     page     29,     line     33,     leave out from first 'has' to end of line 37 and insert 'served for at least five years as a Warrant Officer or above in any of the Forces and has undergone the training of dealing with accused in custody and court-martial'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

115

Clause     7,     page     29,     line     34,     leave out 'or any colony' and insert ', colony or the United States of America'.


   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

42

Clause     8,     page     30,     line     18,     leave out 'judicial' and insert 'duty'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

118

Clause     8,     page     30,     line     21,     after 'rules', insert 'who satisfy an appropriate test of independence under the terms of the European Convention on Human Rights'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

116

Clause     8,     page     30,     line     24,     after 'Parliament', insert 'and this Act shall not come into effect until such a Statutory Instrument has been made'.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

43

Clause     8,     page     31,     line     2,     leave out 'judicial' and insert 'duty'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

117

Clause     8,     page     31,     line     8,     after 'Parliament', insert 'and this Act shall not come into effect until such a statutory instrument has been made'.


   

Mr Crispin Blunt

119

Schedule     1,     page     48,     line     38,     at end insert—

    '2A. In section 82(2) of each of the 1955 Acts after "charged with", insert ", or in custody in connection with.".'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

120

Schedule     1,     page     49,     leave out line 14.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

121

Schedule     1,     page     49,     leave out line 23.


   

Mr Crispin Blunt

123

Clause     11,     page     32,     line     7,     leave out 'Before dealing summarily with a charge' and insert 'After dealing summarily with a charge and having found the charge proved, but before imposing sentence,'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

122

Clause     11,     page     32,     line     35,     at end insert 'if the accused was legally represented when he withdrew his election for court martial with leave'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

124

Clause     11,     page     32,     line     41,     leave out 'Before dealing summarily with a charge' and insert 'After dealing summarily with a charge, and having found the charge proved, but before imposing sentence,'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

125

Clause     11,     page     33,     line     25,     at end insert 'if the accused was legally represented when he withdrew his election for court-martial with leave.'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

126

Clause     11,     page     33,     leave out lines 30 to 36.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

127

Clause     11,     page     33,     line     36,     at end insert—

    '(3A) In section 52D of the 1957 Act (summary trial) (a) subsection (2) is omitted, and (b) a new subsection is inserted, as follows—

    (2) If he determines that the charge has been proved, the Commanding Officer or appropriate superior authority shall, before recording a finding that the charge has been proved, afford the accused an opportunity of electing court-martial trial.'.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

44

Page     32,     line     6,     leave out Clause 11.


   

Mr Crispin Blunt

128

Clause     12,     page     34,     line     4,     leave out 'shall not award any' and insert 'may award a'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

129

Clause     12,     page     34,     line     22,     leave out 'shall not award any' and insert 'may award a'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

130

Clause     12,     page     34,     leave out lines 28 to 33.


   

Mr Crispin Blunt

131

Schedule     2,     page     50,     leave out lines 38 to 40.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

132

Schedule     2,     page     51,     line     12,     after 'Act', insert 'except where the charges are incapable of being dealt with summarily'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

133

Schedule     2,     page     51,     leave out lines 13 to 19.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

134

Schedule     2,     page     51,     line     31,     after 'Act', insert 'except where the charges are incapable of being dealt with summarily'.

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

135

Schedule     2,     page     51,     leave out line 34.


   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

45

Clause     16,     page     36,     line     20,     after first 'a', insert 'warrant officer or'.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

89

Clause     16,     page     36,     line     22,     leave out 'two' and insert 'five'.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

90

Clause     16,     page     36,     line     23,     leave out 'two' and insert 'five'.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

91

Clause     16,     page     36,     leave out lines 37 to 39.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

92

Clause     16,     page     36,     leave out line 40.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

93

Clause     16,     page     36,     line     45,     leave out from 'rules' to end of line 2 on page 37.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

46

Clause     16,     page     37,     line     15,     after 'is', insert 'a warrant officer or'.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

94

Clause     16,     page     37,     line     17,     leave out 'two' and insert 'five'.

 
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