895. Reviews of parliamentary privilege.

895.     Reviews of parliamentary privilege.

In 1967 a report was made by a select committee appointed by the House of Commons to review the law of parliamentary privilege so far as it affected that House and the procedures by which cases of privilege were raised1. In 1971 the House took action on some of the select committee's recommendations, and in the session 1976–77 the outstanding recommendations were considered anew by the Committee of Privileges, which reaffirmed several of them2. In 1997 both Houses established a Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege to examine the state of