HC Deb 15 October 2002 vol 390 c541W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many criminal offences have been(a) created and (b) abolished by his Department since 1997. [55437]

Mr. Ingram

One offence has been created in legislation sponsored by the Ministry of Defence since 1997. The Armed Forces Act 2001 included powers, in relation to persons subject to Service law, to test for alcohol or drugs after a serious incident and created the offence of failing to provide a sample in such circumstances. No offences have been abolished since 1997.