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(1)Apparatus” includes any equipment, machinery or device and any wire or cable, together with any software used with it.

(2)In relation to England and Wales and Northern Ireland, an identity document is “false” only if it is false within the meaning of Part 1 of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 (see section 9(1)).

(3)An identity document was “improperly obtained” if—

(a)false information was provided in, or in connection with, the application for its issue to the person who issued it, or

(b)false information was provided in, or in connection with, an application for its modification to a person entitled to modify it.

(4)In subsection (3)—

(a)“false” information includes information containing any inaccuracy or omission that results in a tendency to mislead,

(b)information” includes documents (including stamps and labels) and records, and

(c)the “issue” of a document includes its renewal, replacement or re-issue (with or without modifications).

(5)References to the making of a false identity document include the modification of an identity document so that it becomes false.

(6)This section applies for the purposes of sections 4 to 6.

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