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 committee unanimously recommended that Burney has committed breach of privilege of the House, its members and the Committee.
7 ( ANI ): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday issued a breach of privilege notice against Defence Minister A.
The BJP also filed a breach of privilege notice against commerce minister Anand Sharma.
It is sheer breach of privilege of the lawmakers as well as the House as development funds announced in the federal budget have not been released to legislators tantamount to severe public resentment against them he added saying that development schemes submitted by MNAs were lying incomplete.
Brison argued that the government's claim that the information sought by the Committee was a matter of Cabinet confidence was without merit, and its refusal to provide the information constituted a breach of privilege.
Terming the police action as a breach of privilege, agitating leaders sought the immediate arrest of BJP MLA Sharma.
The committee disposed off the part of breach of Privilege of the Parliament and referred the matter for discussion and resolution to the Senate Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.
ISLAMABAD -- Senate on Monday adopted a motion which sought appointment of a Special Committee to examine questions involving breach of privilege.
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?
Citing rulings by Speakers Fraser and Milliken, the Speaker affirmed that the use of time allocation was a practice consistent with the rules of the House and that a procedurally acceptable motion to limit debate does not constitute a breach of privilege.
FORMER Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, is jailed for a week for breach of privilege and contempt of parliament.
Earlier in the day, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha forwarded a breach of privilege notice to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar against Antony for misleading the House and altering the statement of the Indian Army.