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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 9th 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

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'.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

95

Clause     16,     page     37,     line     18,     leave out 'two' and insert 'five'.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

96

Clause     16,     page     37,     leave out lines 33 to 35.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

97

Clause     16,     page     37,     leave out line 36.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

98

Clause     16,     page     37,     line     41,     leave out from 'rules' to end of line 43.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

47

Clause     16,     page     38,     line     10,     after 'is', insert 'a warrant officer or'.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

99

Clause     16,     page     38,     line     13,     leave out 'three' and insert 'five'.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

100

Clause     16,     page     38,     line     14,     leave out 'three' and insert 'five'.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

101

Clause     16,     page     38,     leave out lines 28 to 30.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

102

Clause     16,     page     38,     leave out line 31.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

103

Clause     16,     page     38,     line     36,     leave out from 'rules' to end of line 39.


   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

49

Clause     18,     page     39,     line     39,     at end insert 'solely on grounds of misconduct of the Commanding Officer in the hearing of the facts or where the Commanding Officer has made an error of law'.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

48

Clause     18,     page     40,     line     10,     at end insert 'solely on grounds of misconduct of the Commanding Officer in the hearing of the facts or where the Commanding Officer has made an error of law.'.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

50

Clause     18,     page     40,     line     12,     leave out 'fourteen' and insert 'seven'.


   

Mr Peter Viggers

104

Clause     20,     page     41,     line     40,     leave out from 'award' to end of line 42.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

105

Clause     20,     page     42,     line     4,     leave out from 'award' to end of line 6.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

106

Clause     20,     page     42,     line     42,     leave out from 'award' to end of line 44.

   

Mr Peter Viggers

107

Clause     20,     page     43,     line     4,     leave out from 'award' to end of line 6.


   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

51

Clause     28,     page     47,     line     10,     at end insert 'and after the enactment of a Bill to provide for the establishment of a tri-service discipline as currently provided for under the Army Act 1955, the Air Force Act 1955 and the Naval Discipline Act 1957'.

   

Dr Lewis Moonie

52

Clause     28,     page     47,     line     16,     leave out subsection (4).


NEW CLAUSES

Legal aid

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) After section 75K of the Army Act 1955 there is inserted—

      "75L Legal aid for advice, assistance and representation, shall be available for anyone in military custody or being interviewed by Services Police outside England and Wales as it is for anyone in England and Wales and section 47(6) of the Legal Aid Act 1988 shall be construed accordingly".

    (2) After section 75K of the Air Force Act 1955 there is inserted—

      "75L Legal aid for advice, assistance and representation, shall be available for anyone in air force custody or being interviewed by Services Police outside England and Wales as it is for anyone in England and Wales and section 47(6) of the Legal Aid Act 1988 shall be construed accordingly".

    (3) After section 47L of the 1957 Act there is inserted—

      "47M Legal aid for advice, assistance and representation, shall be available for anyone in Naval custody or being interviewed by Services Police outside England and Wales as it is for anyone in England and Wales and section 47(6) of the Legal Aid Act 1988 shall be construed accordingly".'.


Custodial officers

   

Mr Crispin Blunt

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) After section 75M of the Army Act 1955 there is inserted—

"Custodial officers.75N.—(1) Custodial officers shall be appointed for the purposes of the Act by the General Officer Commanding.

    (2) Custodial officers shall be commissioned officers who have been trained in dealing with accused persons kept in military custody or subject to court-martial proceedings."

    (2) After section 75M of the Air Force Act 1955 there is inserted—

"Custodial officers.75N.—(1) Custodial officers shall be appointed for the purposes of this Act by the Air Officer Commanding.

    (2) Custodial officers shall be commissioned officers who have been trained in dealing with accused persons kept in air-force custody or subject to court-martial proceedings."

    (3) After section 75N of the 1957 Act there is inserted—

"Custodial officers.75O.—(1) Custodial officers shall be appointed for the purposes of this Act by the Admiral Commanding.

    (2) Custodial officers shall be commissioned officers who have been trained in dealing with accused persons kept in naval custody or subject to court-martial proceedings.".'.


 
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