The Visiting Forces and International Headquarters (Application of Law) (Amendment) Order 2009

CitationSI 2009/705
JurisdictionUK Non-devolved

2009No. 705

DEFENCE

The Visiting Forces and International Headquarters (Application of Law) (Amendment) Order 2009

18thMarch2009

19thMarch2009

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 18th day of March 2009

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

A draft of this Order has in accordance with section 8(6) of the Visiting Forces Act 1952 1 been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament;

Her Majesty, on the advice of Her Privy Council and in exercise of the power conferred on Her by section 8 of the Visiting Forces Act 1952 and by virtue of paragraph 7 of the Schedule to the International Headquarters and Defence Act 1964 2, makes the following Order:

Citation and Commencement

1.This Order may be cited as the Visiting Forces and International Headquarters (Application of Law)(Amendment) Order 2009 and shall come into force on the day after that on which it is made.

Interpretation

2.In this Order "1999 Order" means the Visiting Forces and International Headquarters (Application of Law) Order 1999 3.

Preliminary

3.The 1999 Order shall be amended in accordance with Articles 4 and 5.

Amendment of Part II of Schedule 1 to the 1999 Order

4.In the list of countries contained in Part II of Schedule 1 to the 1999 Order 4-

(a) "Bosnia-Herzegovina" shall be inserted between "Belgium" and "Bulgaria";(b) "Croatia" shall be inserted between "Bulgaria" and "The Czech Republic";(c) "Ireland shall be inserted between "Hungary" and "Italy";(d) "Montenegro" shall be inserted between "Moldova" and "The Netherlands";(e) "Serbia" shall be inserted between "Russia" and "Slovakia"; and(f) "Tajikistan" shall be inserted between "Switzerland" and "Turkey".

New Schedule 2 to the 1999 Order

5.For Schedule 2 to the 1999 Order there shall be substituted-

SCHEDULE 2

Article 3(2)

HEADQUARTERS TO WHICH THE ORDER APPLIES

Headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (HQ SACT)

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)

Maritime Component Command Headquarters Northwood (CC-MAR HQ NORTHWOOD)

Commander Submarines Allied Naval Forces North (COMSUBNORTH)

NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force (NAEW&CF)

NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (NATO JEWCS)

Headquarters United Kingdom - Netherlands Amphibious Force (UKNLAF)

Headquarters United Kingdom - Netherlands Landing Force (UKNLLF)

The European Air Group (EAG)

The Intelligence Fusion Centre (IFC)

Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC)

Judith Simpson

Clerk of the Privy Council

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Visiting Forces and International Headquarters (Application of Law) Order 1999 (S.I.1999/1736) ("1999 Order").

It adds Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Ireland, Montenegro, Serbia and Tajikistan to the list of countries in Part II of Schedule 1 to the 1999 Order, with the effect that the 1999 Order applies to the visiting forces of those countries. Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Ireland, Montenegro, Serbia and Tajikistan are added as part of meeting the UK's obligations under the NATO Partnership for Peace Status...

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