Lapsing Under Section 148

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In certain circumstances, an application which involves 'associated technology' (e.g. nuclear weapons) will lapse (sec 148). It is also possible for such applications to be restored where the conditions giving rise to the lapsing no longer apply (sec 150). Examination is not to commence, or continue, on an application which lapses under sec 148. If such an application is restored, then examination can proceed.