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V671 - Armed Forces (Declaration of War) Bill 2014 (Third Reading) Watch

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    Armed Forces (Declaration of War) Bill 2014
    An Act removing the Royal Prerogative in the use of the military.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1: Use of the Armed Forces
    (1) The Armed Forces may not be used in a combat role without the consent of the House of Commons.

    2: Procedure
    (1) A proposition to use the Armed Forces may be submitted by the Prime Minister to the Speaker.
    (2) The proposition may be debated by Members of Parliament.
    (3) A minimum of 96 hours after the proposition was read to the House of Commons, Members of Parliament will vote upon it.
    (4) A proposition is deemed to have passed if an absolute majority of Members of Parliament vote in favour.

    3: Involvement of the Sovereign
    (1) The Sovereign is not involved in authorising use of the Armed Forces.

    4: Authorisation
    (1) Following the successful passage of a proposition the government is authorised to use the Armed Forces for the stated purpose.

    5: Exceptions
    (1) In the following situations the Prime Minister may act immediately, without the consent of the House of Commons:
    a. When British territory or diplomatic buildings are under attack or planned attack by another country or armed group.
    b. Where the Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary agree that Special Forces should be used.
    (2) If planned attack is used as justification for use of the Armed Forces, the plans should be released publicly as soon as is deemed safe following the conclusion of the conflict.

    6: Commencement, Short Title and Extent
    (1) This Act may be cited as the Armed Forces Act 2014.
    (2) This bill shall extend to the United Kingdom; and
    (3) Shall come into force immediately.

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    Abstentions: 4

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