336. Statutory schemes regulating the reserve forces.

The maintenance of the reserve forces is authorised by the Reserve Forces Act 19961. In addition, Her Majesty may make orders and the Defence Council2 may make regulations concerning any matter relating to the reserve forces3 except pay, bounty and allowances, with respect to which Her Majesty may by warrant make provision4. Orders or regulations may make provision for the payment of pensions, allowances and gratuities to or in respect of any persons who are or have been members of the reserve forces and for the making of payments towards the provision of pensions, allowances and gratuities to or