Defence Act 1954

177A

F152 [ Notice.

177A. Where a charge against a person subject to military law is

( a ) to be investigated under section 177 by the person s commanding officer or an officer appointed for that purpose by the Deputy Chief of Staff (Support), or

( b ) referred to an authorised officer for summary investigation under section 177(2)( a )(ii)(III),

the person charged shall be entitled to receive, in the prescribed manner, at least 24 hours before the charge is to be so investigated

(i) written notice in the prescribed form of the date on which and the time and place at which the charge is to be so investigated, and

(ii) a copy of the charge sheet containing particulars of the offence concerned, a list of the witnesses who will be giving evidence against the person and, where available, an abstract of the evidence to be given against the person and a copy of any witness statements. ]

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F152

Inserted (1.09.2008) by Defence (Amendment) Act 2007 (24/2007), s. 23, S.I. No. 254 of 2008.