Breach of privilege

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an act or default in violation of the privilege or either house of Parliament, of Congress, or of a State legislature, as, for instance, by false swearing before a committee.
- Mozley. Abbott.
See under Breach.

See also: Breach, Privilege

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The House passed a motion under Rule 194 (1) granting extension of 45 days to the Special Committee on performance of PIA for presentation of its report regarding breach of privilege by the Secretary Aviation Division and Chief Executive Officer, PIA.
According to reports, a committee of the Delhi Assembly on March 4 accused Prakash of "lying" before the Delhi High Court with regard to a breach of privilege notice issued to him for allegedly skipping a meeting called by the panel.
This angered the Senate chairman who at that time said that 'this was a clear breach of privilege of the House'.
Terming disclosure of the information a gross breach of privilege of the house, he referred the matter to the House Business Advisory Committee to look at the breach of privilege by some senators by making statements and disclosures, and to evolve a code of conduct for future in-camera meetings.
Bergen had been impeded in the performance of her duties, and accordingly, the Speaker did not find that there had been a breach of privilege.
The meeting also heard ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination on the matter of breach of privilege of Senator ShaikhAteeq when his question wasn't replied to accurately in Senate sitting.
He said if there is any discrepancy in his version then he was ready to face breach of privilege motion.
The committee meeting heard Captain (R) Liaquat Ali Malik, Superintendent of Police Security, Lahore on the deferred matter of breach of Privilege of Chairman Senate of Pakistan during his visit to Lahore on 22nd November last year.
After a Shiv Sena legislator sought to move a breach of privilege against her in the State Assembly, the controversial author tweeted once again: "Now a privilege motion demanding an apology from me?
FORMER Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, is jailed for a week for breach of privilege and contempt of parliament.
The DMK says it is breach of privilege by the JPC chairman.
He added: "In the past, if somebody was trying to petition the House and somebody else was trying to intimate them or arrest them, the House would treat it as a breach of Privilege.