Absolute privilege

13 Absolute privilege in relation to proceedings in Parliament

(1)

Proceedings in Parliament are protected by absolute privilege.

(2)

Any live broadcast, by any broadcaster, of proceedings in Parliament is protected by absolute privilege.

(3)

The following publications are protected by absolute privilege:

(a)

the publication, by or under the authority of the House of Representatives, of any document:

(b)

the publication, to the House of Representatives, of any document, either by presenting the document to, or laying the document before, the House of Representatives:

(c)

the publication, by or under the authority of the House of Representatives, or under the authority of any enactment, of an official or authorised report of proceedings in Parliament:

(d)

the publication of a correct copy of any document or record to which paragraph (a) or paragraph (c) applies.

(4)

Proceedings in Parliament, in this section, has the same meaning as in section 10 of the Parliamentary Privilege Act 2014.

Compare: 1954 No 46 ss 18, 19

Section 13 heading: amended, on 8 August 2014, by section 34(2) of the Parliamentary Privilege Act 2014 (2014 No 58).

Section 13(1): amended, on 8 August 2014, by section 34(3) of the Parliamentary Privilege Act 2014 (2014 No 58).

Section 13(2): amended, on 8 August 2014, by section 34(3) of the Parliamentary Privilege Act 2014 (2014 No 58).

Section 13(3)(c): amended, on 8 August 2014, by section 34(4) of the Parliamentary Privilege Act 2014 (2014 No 58).

Section 13(4): inserted, on 8 August 2014, by section 34(5) of the Parliamentary Privilege Act 2014 (2014 No 58).