The Committee of Privileges of the House of Commons has advised that parliamentary privilege does not protect those who may volunteer information of public concern to members in their personal capacity1. Communications with a member in a personal capacity (or, for example, on a constituency matter of a purely personal nature) would not form part of the proceedings of the House. If material was then used in a proceeding in Parliament, that usage would be protected in the usual way, but that would not affect the position relating to the original communication: privilege would protect the proceedings themselves and
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