Stoppages Under the 1955 Acts: Personal Injuries and Limits

Orders of the Day — Armed Forces (Re-committed) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:15 pm on 17th June 1991.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of John Reid John Reid , Motherwell North

We welcome these helpful amendments to the service discipline Acts, and in particular the emphasis that is placed on the concept and practice of awarding compensation to the victims of criminal assault. We welcome also the precedent of giving compensation—be it of a fiscal or financial nature—precedence over fines imposed by courts martial or by civilian courts where financial circumstances prevent the offender from paying both. Again, we do not oppose the clause.

Photo of Sir Archie Hamilton Sir Archie Hamilton The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his comments, and I commend the clause to the Committee.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 7 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 8 to 13 ordered to stand part of the Bill.