Defence Act, 1954

Order by court-martial for payment of compensation.

213.—(1) Where—

(a) a person subject to military law is convicted by a court-martial of an offence against military law, and

(b) such offence occasioned any expense, loss, damage or destruction,

the court-martial may, in lieu of or in addition to any punishment which it is authorised by this Act to award in respect of the offence, direct that there shall be paid by the offender as compensation for the expense, loss, damage or destruction so occasioned such sum (not exceeding the amount required to make good such expense, loss, damage or destruction) as the court-martial may direct.

(2) A direction under subsection (1) of this section shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to be a sentence of a court-martial.