Notification of the arrest of Members Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Our inquiry

2 The House’s practice

Notifying the House of arrests of Members

The requirement and the privilege of freedom from arrest

Other instances of notification, and cases where notification is not required

3 Current practice, and issues arising

Current practice

Issues of privacy

4 Future requirements

The requirement to notify

Procedure on notification

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: Draft Resolution on notification of arrest of members

Annex 2: Protocol on the handling of notification of arrests

Appendix 1: Letter from the Speaker to the Chair of the Procedure Committee, Charles Walker MP

Appendix 2: Memorandum to the Procedure Committee from the Clerk of the House

Formal Minutes

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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Prepared 14 December 2015