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Thursday, 2 December 1965


Mr SNEDDEN (Bruce) (AttorneyGeneral) .- I must say that the Draftsman was not pleased with me about this piece of language. I had in mind the use of the words "in a line of trade or commerce" because that is a phrase I was accustomed to using, but the Draftsman chided me and said: "What you really mean by the words 'in a line of trade or commerce ' is ' goods of a particular description or services of a particular description ' ". I said: " Everybody will know the words ". But I found that the Draftsman was right and I was wrong. People began asking me: "What do you mean by the words ' in a line of trade or commerce ' ? " I would answer: " Goods of a particular description or services of a particular description ". So we decided that the best thing was to express the meaning in the normal terms of the English language rather than adopt what is a sort of jargon. That is the explanation.







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