Privileges, Immunities and Powers of Parliament Committee
COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE
That the Parliament under Standing Order 73 resolves to appoint a Special Select Committee to forthwith prepare appropriate rules and regulations for prescription by Parliament according to Section 69 of the Constitution and not withstanding anything contrary in the Standing Orders for the purposes of this inquiry:
(a) The Committee shall comprise only Members of Parliament appointed by the Speaker;
(b) The Committee shall submit its draft report to the Parliamentary House Committee for its examination and approval and it shall report to Parliament under the provisions of Standing Order 70(1);
(c) The Committee shall have power:
(d) The Committee shall take all evidence in public unless the Committee decides otherwise;
(e) Members may at any time be discharged from the Committee by the Speaker, and other members appointed or addedd;
(f) The Clerk is to fix the time and place for the first meeting of the Committee in such manner as the Clerk thinks fit;
(g) Any persons or body may make wirtten or recorded submissions to the Committee with respect to the inquiry and the Committee has power to authorize publication, before presentation to the House, of submissions received and evidence taken, and;
(h) The Committee may authorize the tape recording of its public hearings and require an official record to be prepared by Hansard.
MEMBERSHIP AND CONTACTS
TRANSCRIPTS OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
On 26 August 2008, The special Select Committee on Privileges, Immunities and Powers of Parliament ended its hearings into the Inquiry to prepare appropriate rules and regulations for prescription by Parliament according to Section 69 of the Constitution.
On 2 September 2008, The Committee resolved to make transcripts of its public hearings availbale via this website.
The Committee heard from five witnesses. Listed below are transcripted of the five witnesses.