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The Government's response to the Defence Committee's second report of session 2004 to 2005

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This document contains the following information: The Government's response to the House of Commons Defence Committee's second report of session 2004 to 2005 on the Armed Forces Bill.

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The Government's response to the House of Commons Defence Committee's second report of session 2004-05 on the Armed Forces Bill

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This document contains the following information: The Government’s response to the House of Commons Defence Committee’s second report of session 2004 to 2005 on the Armed Forces Bill.

This paper sets out the Government’s reply to the Committee’s report (HCP 64, session 2004 to 2005, ISBN 0215022688), published in March 2005, on the Government’s proposals to replace the three separate Service Discipline Acts for the armed forces with a single Tri-Service Act (TSA), with a Bill planned for introduction into Parliament during the 2005 to 2006 session.

This Command Paper was laid before Parliament by a Government Minister by Command of Her Majesty. Command Papers are considered by the Government to be of interest to Parliament but are not required to be presented by legislation.