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Bids by partner of an overcaller - Forcing or Non-forcing

There was a discussion of this topic at my club yesterday.  There were many different opinions ranging from "never" to "always if new suit" and others depending on the sequence.  There were no experts or near experts present.

I have an old book by M. Lawrence that strongly implies non-forcing (with examples).  What is the "modern" thinking on this for SA and 2/1 partnerships?

To recap, I am asking about the sequences:

1x - 1y - p - 1z

1x - 1y - p - 2z

1x - 1y - 2x - 2z

 

Lawrence scan:

 http://www.pbase.com/nupbase/image/163673683/original.jpg

new suit always forcing
new suit never forcing
sequences 1 and 2 forcing, sequence 3 non-forcing
other (comment/explain please)

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