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Thursday, 12 May 1921

Senator PEARCE (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Defence) (3:49 AM) - I move -

That after the word "law" (line 12) the following words be inserted: - "or he may be delivered for that purpose into the custody of a member of the police force of the Commonwealth or of a State or of a territory who shall receive intohis custody the person so delivered . "

That is the same as the provision in clause 39 of the Defence Bill.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment (by Senator Pearce) agreed to -

That in sub-clause 3, after the word "Force" (first occurring) the words "on active service" be inserted.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 62 to 65 agreed to.

Clause 66 verbally amended and agreed to.

Clause 67 agreed to.

Clause 68 verbally amended and agreed to.

Clause 69--

No member of the Air Force shall be sentenced to death by any court martial except for murder, mutiny, desertion to the enemy, or traitorously delivering up to the enemy any garrison, fortress, post, guard, aircraft material, or ship, vessel, or boat, or traitorous correspondence with the enemy; and no sentence of death passed by any court martial within the limits of the Commonwealth shall be carried into effect until confirmed by the' Governor-G eneral.

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