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Parliamentary Privilege - First Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to be printed 30 March 1999.


CONTENTS


Terms of Reference

REPORT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS

CHAPTER 1: THE NEED FOR A REVIEW

CHAPTER 2: FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND ARTICLE 9 OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS

CHAPTER 3: BRIBERY AND ARTICLE 9

CHAPTER 4: FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND SELF-REGULATION

CHAPTER 5: CONTROL BY PARLIAMENT OVER ITS AFFAIRS

CHAPTER 6: DISCIPLINARY AND PENAL POWERS

CHAPTER 7: OTHER PRIVILEGES

CHAPTER 8: PUBLICATION OF PAPERS AND REPORTING OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS

CHAPTER 9: A PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGES ACT

ANNEXES

A.  Section 13 of the Defamation Act 1996

B.  `Proceedings in Parliament': definitions

C.  Bribery legislation in Australia

D.  Law Commission's draft Corruption Bill

E.  Sub judice resolutions and practice

F.  Relevant provisions from the Contempt of Court Act 1981

G.  Right of reply scheme in the New South Wales Legislative Council

H.  Parliamentary Papers Act 1840 (as amended)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE RELATING TO THE REPORT

LIST OF WITNESSES—ORAL EVIDENCE (VOLUME 2)

WRITTEN EVIDENCE (VOLUME 3)

MINUTES OF EVIDENCE PRINTED AS VOLUME II

WRITTEN EVIDENCE PRINTED AS VOLUME III

  Note. In this report the term `member' is used to refer to a member of either House of Parliament; the term `non-member' is used in preference to the traditional term `stranger' and means everyone who is not a member of one of the two Houses of Parliament. References to `the House' are references to both Houses unless the context requires otherwise. The masculine form of pronouns and adjectives includes the feminine, and vice versa, unless the context requires otherwise.


 
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