The Armed Forces (Compensation Limits) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-05-29

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 1420

DEFENCE
The Armed Forces (Compensation Limits) Order 1996

Made
29th May 1996

Laid before Parliament
4th June 1996

Coming into force
1 July 1996

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 71(6) of the Army Act 1955(1), section 71(6) of the Air Force Act 1955(2) and section 43(7) of the Naval Discipline Act 1957(3), hereby makes the following Order:—

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Armed Forces (Compensation Limits) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1 July 1996.

Compensation limits

2.  The sum which may not be exceeded on an award of stoppages—

(a)by a court-martial under the Army Act 1955 or the Air Force Act 1955;

(b)under the Naval Discipline Act 1957,

in respect of any offence occasioning personal injury of which a person is convicted or any other such offence which is taken into consideration in determining sentence, is £5,000.00.

Revocation

3.  The Armed Forces (Compensation Limits) Order 1991(4) is hereby revoked.

Application

4.—(1) The provisions of Article 2 shall have effect where the offence in respect of which the award of stoppages is made is committed on or after the date on which this Order comes into effect.

(2) Notwithstanding the revocation of the Armed Forces (Compensation Limits) Order 1991, the provisions of that Order shall continue to have effect where the offence in respect of which the award of stoppages is made is committed before the date on which this Order comes into effect.

Nicholas Soames
Minister of State, Ministry of Defence
29th May 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order specifies £5,000 as the maximum sum which may be awarded under the Army Act 1955 (c. 18), the Air Force Act 1955 (c. 19) and the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c. 53) by way of deductions from an offender’s pay as compensation following a conviction for an offence occasioning personal injury or any other such offence taken into consideration.
The maximum sum of £2,000 was specified by the Armed Forces (Compensation Limits) Order 1991 which is revoked by this Order.
This Order will have effect where the offence in respect of which the award of stoppages is made is committed on or after the date on which this Order comes into effect. The 1991 Order will continue to apply where the offence was committed before that date.


(1)
1955 c. 18; section 71(6) was inserted by section 7(1) of the Armed Forces Act 1991 (c. 62).

(2)
1955 c. 19; section 71(6) was inserted by section 7(1) of the Armed Forces Act 1991 (c. 62).

(3)
1955 c. 53; section 43(7) was inserted by section 8(1) of the Armed Forces Act 1991 (c. 62).

(4)
S.I. 1991/2720.
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