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Friday, 19 July 1912

In Committee(Consideration resumed from 18th July, vide page 972).

Clause 8 -

Section one hundred and thirty-five of the Principal Act is amended -

(a)   by omitting from sub-section(1.) the words " and not less than Five pounds";

(b)   by adding thereto after sub-section (1.) the following sub-section : - " (1a.) Every person who, being a person liable to training under this Part-

(a)   fails, without lawful excuse,to attend a compulsory drill or

(b)   commits a breach of discipline while on parade, shall be guilty of an offence and shall, in addition to any liability under section one hundred and thirty three of this Act, be liable to a penalty not exceeding Five pounds " ;

(c)   by inserting in sub-section (4.) after the words " the custody of any prescribed authority" the wordsfor such time not exceeding twenty days, as it thinks fit; or"; and

(d)   by adding thereto the following subsection : - " 8. A person liable to be trained under the provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of section one hundred and twenty-five of this Act shall not be committed to gaol in default of payment of a pecuniary penalty imposed for an offence against the provisions of thissection."

Upon which Senator Sayers had moved -

That the words " Five pounds " line20, be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words "two hours extra drill for. each hour he has failed to serve."

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