Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 20th April 2017.

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Photo of Karl Turner Karl Turner Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will set out the legislative timetable for making sexual assault, voyeurism and exposure schedule 2 offences under the Armed Forces Act 2006.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Armed Forces continue to have policies in place which require all allegations of sexual offences to be referred to the Service Police. Changes to Schedule 2 offences can be effected through secondary legislation, and the Department is looking for an early legislative opportunity to bring forward proposals for sexual assault, voyeurism and exposure to be included.

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