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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 10 February 2011

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s):

 

Armed Forces Bill Select Committee 7-9

 

Select Committee


 

Armed Forces Bill

 

Veterans ID card

 

Alex Cunningham

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall institute a Veterans’ Identification Card to assist

 

former members of the armed forces in obtaining the access to public services to

 

which they are entitled, including priority treatment on the National Health

 

Service and other services which may become available to them from other

 

organisations.

 

(2)    

In this section “veteran” is taken to mean former members of any of Her

 

Majesty’s Forces who are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom.’.

 

Enlistment of minors

 

Alex Cunningham

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 328 (Enlistment) the words “without the consent of prescribed persons”

 

are omitted.

 

(3)    

In section 329 (Terms and conditions of enlistment and service), after

 

subparagraph 2(c) there is inserted—

 

“(ca)    

enabling a person under the age of 18 to end his service with a

 

regular force by giving not less than 14 days’ notice in writing to

 

his commanding officer;

 

(cb)    

requiring that a person who was under the age of 18 at the time

 

of enlistment and who on attaining that age wishes to continue


 
 

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Armed Forces Bill, continued

 
 

his service with a regular force shall be required to enlist in the

 

manner and form to be prescribed by such regulations;”.

 

(4)    

After section 329 (Terms and conditions of enlistment and service) there is

 

inserted—

 

“329A

  Report on military service by minors

 

The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament annually a report

 

showing the numbers of persons who have been—

 

(a)    

recruited under the age of 18; and

 

(b)    

retained on reaching the age of 18

 

for each of the regular forces during the preceding 12 months.”.’.

 

Bob Russell

 

9

 

Clause  24,  page  27,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

consult with stakeholders responsible for the enforcement of such bye-

 

laws, including the Ministry of Defence Police.’.

 

Closure or realignment of Armed Forces bases

 

Thomas Docherty

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Prior to commencing a programme of closure or realignment of Armed Forces

 

bases the Secretary of State must—

 

(a)    

prepare a base closure report;

 

(b)    

lay a copy of the report before Parliament.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State may not proceed with any realignment or closure of armed

 

forces bases without the approval of both Houses of Parliament.

 

(3)    

In this section a “base closure report” is the recommendation of the Ministry of

 

Defence for the future Armed Forces basing requirements of the United Kingdom

 

and British overseas territories including the criteria used when reaching its

 

recommendations and the priority given to each criterion.

 

(4)    

In this section an “Armed Forces base” is a base or series of installations

 

consisting of facilities necessary for the support of the British Army, Royal Navy

 

or Royal Air Force including security, communications, utilities, plants and

 

systems, or property for which the Armed Forces have responsibility.

 

(5)    

In this section “realignment” means any action that alters the function of a base

 

or any action for the purpose of transitioning the base to serve another branch of

 

the Armed Forces.’.

 


 
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