Question of privilege

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(Parliamentary practice) a question which concerns the security of a member of a legislative body in his special privileges as such.

See also: Privilege

References in classic literature ?
All this may be stamped on it; and that house receive such an air as to make its owner be set down as the great landholder of the parish by every creature travelling the road; especially as there is no real squire's house to dispute the point--a circumstance, between ourselves, to enhance the value of such a situation in point of privilege and independence beyond all calculation.
Among the decisions rendered by the Chair, the ruling of March 19, 2015 on a point of privilege or contempt raised by the Official Opposition House Leader should be noted.
Told from a point of privilege, this is more soap than social history.
On March 29, Conservative MP Scott Reid stood in the House of Commons on a point of privilege and alleged the Liberals were in contempt of Parliament for holding onto the documents for so long.
Rosenblum's New Yorker vision of California highlights the point of privilege from which he views art.
It is interesting to note that all of the rulings concluded that there had been no a valid point of order or point of privilege raised by the members.
On February 25, the Speaker ruled on a point of privilege raised by Gilles Bisson, Member for Timmins-James Bay, regarding a request by Todd Smith, Member for Prince Edward-Hastings for unanimous consent to have his just-introduced bill immediately called for Second and Third Reading.
On September 26 the Chair gave a ruling on the point of privilege or contempt raised by the Second Opposition Group House Leader on June 14, 2013, in which he invoked that the chief executive officer of the Fondation du Centre hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal (CHUM) had been in contempt of Parliament.
On February 20, 2013 Speaker Dave Levac delivered a ruling to the House with respect to the point of privilege that was raised in the previous session by the Member for Cambridge, Rob Leone concerning the non-production of documents relating to the cancellation and relocation of the Mississauga and Oakville gas plants.
On October 4, the President gave a ruling on a point of privilege or contempt raised by the Member for Saint-Maurice, a Member of the Official Opposition.
On September 14, 2010, Speaker Steve Peters ruled on a point of privilege that was submitted to him in writing by Randy Hillier.
Subsequently, Norm Miller raised a point of privilege on April 12, 2010, asserting that members of the Official Opposition had been impeded when they tried to make their way to the Chamber for the Budget presentation.