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(1)For purposes of sections 1 and 2 above “deception” has the same meaning as in section 15 of the M1Theft Act 1968, that is to say, it means any deception (whether deliberate or reckless) by words or conduct as to fact or as to law, including a deception as to the present intentions of the person using the deception or any other person; and section 18 of that Act (liability of company officers for offences by the company) shall apply in relation to sections 1 and 2 above as it applies in relation to section 15 of that Act.
(2)Sections 30(1) (husband and wife), 31(1) (effect on civil proceedings) and 34 (interpretation) of the M2Theft Act 1968, so far as they are applicable in relation to this Act, shall apply as they apply in relation to that Act.
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(4)In the M3 Visiting Forces Act 1952, in paragraph 3 of the Schedule (which defines for England and Wales “offence against property” for purposes of the exclusion in certain cases of the jurisdiction of United Kingdom courts) there shall be added at the end—
“(j)the Theft Act 1978”.
(5)In the Theft Act 1968 section 16(2)(a) is hereby repealed.
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