An Armed Forces Bill is required every five years in order to continue in force the provisions of the current Service legislation relating to Service discipline, and to make any amendments.
The Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill goes through the Bill formally, clause by clause, and makes amendments if it wishes; it may also take formal evidence and make visits.
As well as reporting the Bill to the House the select committee may make a Special Report to the House of its findings and recommendations.
Follow the link on the left menu to view the committee for the 2005-06 Bill's archived reports and other publications.
An Armed Forces Bill Committee for the 2010-11 Bill was appointed on 17 January 2011