New Clause 1 - Age of Recruitment

Part of Armed Forces Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 25th March 2021.

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Photo of James Sunderland James Sunderland Chair, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill, Chair, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill 4:00 pm, 25th March 2021

With this it will be convenient to discuss new clause 2—Equalising the Minimum Term for Service in the Army

“(1) The Armed Forces Act 2006 is amended as follows.

(2) In section 329, subsection 2(c) substitute “or to transfer at a prescribed time to a reserve force” with “or to transfer to a reserve force after a prescribed number of years from the date of their enlistment without regard to his age on that date”.

This new clause ensures that service personnel aged under 18 are not required to serve for a longer period than adult service personnel.