Defence Act 1954

Negligent performance of duties.


166.Every person subject to military law who negligently performs a military duty imposed on him is guilty of an offence against military law and shall, F138 [ where a charge under this section is disposed of summarily under section 177C, 178C or 179C, as the case may be, be liable to suffer any punishment awardable thereunder or, ] on conviction by court-martial, be liable, if an officer, to suffer dismissal from the Defence Forces or any less punishment awardable by a court-martial or, if a man, to suffer imprisonment F139 [ for any term not exceeding two years ] or any less punishment awardable by a court-martial.




Inserted (1.09.2008) by Defence (Amendment) Act 2007 (24/2007), s. 21, sch. 6, S.I. No. 254 of 2008.


Inserted (11.07.1990) by Criminal Justice Act 1990 (16/1990), s. 7 and sch. 1, para. 4(e), commenced on enactment.