HL Deb 25 February 2002 vol 631 c184WA
Earl Attlee

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the latest date by which the Air Force Act 1955 needs to be extended by means of an affirmative resolution of both Houses of Parliament. [HL2805]

Lord Bach

Section 1 of the Armed Forces Act 2001 provides for the Air Force Act 1955 (together with the Army Act 1955 and the Naval Discipline Act 1957, the three being known as the service discipline Acts) to continue in force in the first instance until 31 August 2002. An Order in Council, approved in draft by both Houses of Parliament, will therefore be necessary by that date to enable the service discipline Acts to remain in force for a further 12 months.