Armed Forces Act 2011 now published

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Armed Forces Act 2011

“An Act to continue the Armed Forces Act 2006; to amend that Act and other enactments relating to the armed forces and the Ministry of Defence Police; to amend the Visiting Forces Act 1952; to enable judge advocates to sit in civilian courts; to repeal the Naval Medical Compassionate Fund Act 1915; to make provision about the call out of reserve forces; and for connected purposes.[3rd November 2011]”
 
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Bit of a non-event. The Covenant Report seemingly imposes no obligation upon the SoS other than to make a token speech once per annum, in order that his complacent back bench MPs might wave through his efforts as perfectly satisfactory, in spite of the real state of affairs.

Assuming I have understood it correctly, that is.
 
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So, is this Act what common people would describe as an amendment (to AFA2006)? Or is it worth reading past the first couple of pages?
 
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Bit of a non-event. The Covenant Report seemingly imposes no obligation upon the SoS other than to make a token speech once per annum, in order that his complacent back bench MPs might wave through his efforts as perfectly satisfactory, in spite of the real state of affairs.

Assuming I have understood it correctly, that is.
The Conservative-led coalition government have adhered strictly to their undertaking to enshrine the covenant in legislation!

They have done exactly that - they have put the covenant into the Armed Forces Act 2011.

and you all though that 'enshrining the covenant in legislation' meant making its provisions legally enforceable - poor naive trusting fools that you are!
 
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and you all though that 'enshrining the covenant in legislation' meant making its provisions legally enforceable - poor naive trusting fools that you are!
Well I never thought that.
 

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