This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette and amend the Defence Regulations 1990 (
“the principal regulations”). Broadly the effect of the amendments is to confer (with minor modifications) the same powers of control currently vested in the officer in command of a defence area on the officer in command of a naval ship or military aircraft. Those powers relate to—
•general powers of controlling entry, movement, activities, and removal (new regulation 31):
•search (new regulation 32(1)):
•supply of information (new regulation 33):
•removal of persons (new regulation 34):
•apprehension and detention of persons committing offences (new regulation 35):
•declaration of restricted place (new regulation 37).
There are consequential amendments to regulation 32(5) of the principal regulations and in new regulation 36 (members of police may exercise powers), new regulation 38 (offences), and new regulation 40 (application of Part 3 of principal regulations to other countries). New regulation 39 is substituted only for the purpose of updating it to conform with the modern drafting style.