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Tuesday, 22 November 1960

The committee divided. (The Chairman - Mr. G. J. Bowden.)

DIVISION:NOES 59 (21 majority) AYES 38 PAIRS 0

Majority.... 21

The heading to Part VII. of the Principal Act and sections seventy-seven, seventy-eight and seventy-nine of the Principal Act are repealed and the following heading and sections inserted in their stead: - " Part VII. - Espionage and Official Secrets. " 77. - (1.) In this Part, unless the contrary intention appears - article ' includes any thing, substance or material; cipher ' includes -

(a) a code or cryptogram;

(b) a system, method, device or machine whereby a cipher, code or cryptogram may be created; and

(c) a code word, password or identification signal; information ' means information of any kind whatsoever, whether true or false and whether in a material form or not, and includes -

(a) an opinion; and

(b) a report of a conversation; model ' includes design, pattern and specimen; plan ' includes a written record of a survey or of a bearing or measurement taken for for the purpose of fixing the position of a place; sketch ' includes a representation of a place or thing; the Commonwealth ' includes the Territories.




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