Armed Forces Discipline Bill [H.L.]

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:10 pm on 29th November 1999.

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Photo of Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Minister of State (Defence Procurement), Ministry of Defence 5:10 pm, 29th November 1999

My Lords, I undertake to look closely at all the points raised by noble Lords and noble and gallant Lords this afternoon. The noble Lord is quite right, the clause imposes a time limit of 21 days. As I said in relation to other time limits, we do not want to run up to that limit; of course we want the matter dealt with as expeditiously as possible. I shall certainly look at the point.

On Question, Bill read a second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.