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Thursday, 17 November 1960

The committee divided. (The Temporary Chairman - Mr. B. M. Wight.)

DIVISION:AYES 51 (18 majority) NOES 33 PAIRS 0

Majority . . . . 18






Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Amendment negatived.

Mr. WHITLAM(Werriwa) [1.16 a.m.) - by leave - I move -

In proposed section 24, sub-section (2.), omit paragraph (b), insert the following paragraph: - " (b) knowing that a person intends to commit treason, does not with all reasonable despatch use reasonable endeavours to prevent the commission of the offence.".

Sub-section (2.) makes statutory the traditional offence of misprision of treason. This crime, which attracts the penalty of imprisonment for life, is committed by - (2.) A person who -

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