Tuesday, September 5, 2017

HM Government will review whether serious crime should be tried in the Court Martial

Lord Morris of Aberavon tabled a question in the House of Lords today which was asked by Baroness Smith of Basildon, 'to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the procedures for trying members of the armed forces for serious crimes such as murder; and whether they intend to consult on possible improvements to those procedures.'

In response Earl Howe, Minister of State for Defence confirmed that HM Government would review the matter before the Armed Forces Bill 2020.

The full text of the exchange can be found here.

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