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PARLIAMENTARY PRIVILEGES ACT 1987 - SECT 14

Immunities from arrest and attendance before courts

             (1)  A member:

                     (a)  shall not be required to attend before a court or a tribunal; and

                     (b)  shall not be arrested or detained in a civil cause;

on any day:

                     (c)  on which the House of which that member is a member meets;

                     (d)  on which a committee of which that member is a member meets; or

                     (e)  which is within 5 days before or 5 days after a day referred to in paragraph (c) or (d).

             (2)  An officer of a House:

                     (a)  shall not be required to attend before a court or a tribunal; and

                     (b)  shall not be arrested or detained in a civil cause;

on any day:

                     (c)  on which a House or a committee upon which that officer is required to attend meets; or

                     (d)  which is within 5 days before or 5 days after a day referred to in paragraph (c).

             (3)  A person who is required to attend before a House or a committee on a day:

                     (a)  shall not be required to attend before a court or a tribunal; and

                     (b)  shall not be arrested or detained in a civil cause;

on that day.

             (4)  Except as provided by this section, a member, an officer of a House and a person required to attend before a House or a committee has no immunity from compulsory attendance before a court or a tribunal or from arrest or detention in a civil cause by reason of being a member or such an officer or person.



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