New Clause 1 - Transitional provision

Part of Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 10 February 2015.

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‘(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations make transitional, transitory or saving provision in connection with the coming into force of sections 1 to 3 and the Schedule.

(2) The power under subsection (1) includes power—

(a) to modify the operation of the old complaints provisions in relation to pre-commencement complaints;

(b) to apply any of the new complaints provisions (with or without modifications) in relation to pre-commencement complaints.

(3) Regulations under this section—

(a) may make different provision for different purposes;

(b) may make provision generally or in relation to cases of a description specified in the regulations.

(4) Regulations under this section are to be made by statutory instrument; and an instrument containing regulations under this section is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(5) In this section—

“the new complaints provisions” means—

(a) the provisions of, or made under, Part 14A of the Armed Forces Act 2006, and

(b) section 365B of that Act;

“the old complaints provisions” means—

(a) sections 334 to 339 of the Armed Forces Act 2006 and provision made under any of those sections, and

(b) section 366 of that Act;

“pre-commencement complaint” means a complaint under section 334 of the Armed Forces Act 2006 that is made before the coming into force of section 2(2) of this Act.” —(Anna Soubry.)