asked Her Majesty's Government:
Why the Armed Forces (Entry Search and Seizure) Order 2006 and the Armed Forces (Entry Search and Seizure) (Amendment) Order 2006 have been laid under the Armed Forces Act 2001 rather than the Armed Forces Act 2006. [HL932]
The orders referred to were laid under the Armed Forces Act 2001 because the relevant provisions of the Armed Forces Act 2006 have not been brought into force. Until the 2006 Act provisions are commenced we must continue to make secondary legislation under the existing Armed Forces Acts. In this case the relevant enabling powers are contained in the Armed Forces Act 2001.