Pursuant to the Defence (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 314 of 2016), statutory responsibility for a wide range of Defence matters as provided for in enactments relating to the Department of Defence has been delegated to me. As well as specifying the powers that have been delegated, the Order also specifies the Ministerial powers and responsibilities arising under these enactments that have not been delegated. These are as follows:
- the power conferred under the enactments specified in the Order to prosecute an offence;
- powers arising under section 11, section 17, section 87 and section 88 of the Defence Act 1954.