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Committee continues scrutiny of the Armed Forces Bill

9 March 2021

The Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill holds two evidence sessions this week, on Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday 10 March Witnesses

At 9.30am

  • Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chair, Community Wellbeing Board, Local Government Association
  • Mike Callaghan, National Policy Manager, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
  • Cllr Maureen Webber, Community Safety Spokesperson, Welsh Local Government Association

At 10.45am

  • Michael King, Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

This session examines the Armed Forces Covenant provisions of the Armed Forces Bill.

Thursday 11 March Witnesses

At 2.30pm

  • His Honour Shaun Lyons CBE
  • Professor Sir Jon Murphy, Professor of Advanced Policing Studies, Liverpool John Moores University

At 3.30pm

  • His Honour Jeff Blackett, former Judge Advocate General

At 4.00pm

  • His Honour Judge Alan Large, Judge Advocate General
  • Jonathan Rees QC, Director of Service Prosecutions

This session hears from those closely involved with the Service Justice System review and the heads of the Service Prosecution Authority and judiciary, focusing on the Service Justice System provisions of the Armed Forces Bill.

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