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Name: Armed Forces Act 2016 (c. 21).
Country: United Kingdom
Subject(s): Public and civil servants
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2016-05-12
Entry into force:
ISN: GBR-2016-L-104519
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line, National Archives, United Kingdom PDF PDF (consulted on 2017-06-13)
Abstract/Citation: An Act to continue the Armed Forces Act 2006; to make provision about service discipline; to make provision about war pensions committees established under section 25 of the Social Security Act 1989; to make provision about Ministry of Defence fire-fighters; and for connected purposes.

Introductory Text
Duration of Armed Forces Act 2006
1.Duration of Armed Forces Act 2006

Alcohol and drugs
2.Commanding officer's power to require preliminary alcohol and drugs tests

Investigation and charging
3.Duty of service policeman following investigation
4.Power of commanding officer to charge etc
5.Power of Director of Service Prosecutions to charge etc

Suspended sentences of service detention
6.Period for which sentence of service detention may be suspended

Offenders assisting investigations and prosecutions
7.Immunity from prosecution
8.Undertakings as to use of evidence
9.Reduction in sentence
10.Review of sentence following offer of assistance
11.Review of sentence following failure to assist
12.Supplementary provision

Armed Forces Act 2006 outside the UK
13.AFA 2006: Isle of Man and British overseas territories Repeals relating to discharge for homosexual acts
14.Repeals relating to discharge for homosexual acts

War pensions committees
15.War pensions committees and armed and reserve forces compensation schemes

Ministry of Defence fire-fighters
16.Powers of Ministry of Defence fire-fighters in an emergency
17.Minor amendments

Final provisions
18.Meaning of “AFA 2006”
19.Commencement and transitional provision
20.Extent in the United Kingdom
21.Extent in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and British overseas territories
22.Short title
Amended text(s):

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