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Parliamentary Privilege

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 20 January 2009

To ask the Leader of the House what steps she plans to take to ensure the protection of parliamentary privilege; and if she will make a statement. (247967)

The precise nature of parliamentary privilege has been regularly and hotly debated over the centuries and is a key factor of our parliamentary democracy. The prime responsibility for parliamentary privilege in the House of Commons lies with the Speaker and the Committee on Standards and Privileges.