Privilege Accorded to Parliament in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R v Derby Magistrates' Court, ex parte B
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Junio 1995
    ... ... questions concerning legal professional privilege and the scope of section 97 of the Magistrates' ... whatever inroads may have been made by Parliament in other areas, legal professional privilege is a ... reflects, to the extent to which it is accorded, the paramountcy of this public interest over a ... ...
  • R (Daly) v Secretary of State for the Home Department
    • House of Lords
    • 23 Mayo 2001
    ... ... report of the inquiry, presented to Parliament in December 1994 (Cm 2741) , revealed extensive ... at any stage to legal professional privilege or confidentiality. The policy was introduced to ... to be directed to the relative weight accorded to interests and considerations. Thirdly, even ... ...
  • R (on the application of Miller) v The Prime Minister ; Cherry and Others v Advocate General for Scotland
    • Supreme Court
    • 24 Septiembre 2019
    ... ... Queen on 27th or 28th August 2019 that Parliament should be prorogued from a date between 9th and ... Of course, the Government must be accorded a great deal of latitude in making decisions of ... to determine the scope of Parliamentary privilege, whether under article 9 of the Bill of Rights or ... ...
  • D. (Married Woman) (Respondent) v National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (Appellants)
    • House of Lords
    • 02 Febrero 1977
    ... ... Her Majesty the Queen, in Her Court of Parliament, and that the said Order might be reversed, ... to that which the law had previously accorded to police informers. Your Lordships' sense of ... the proposition that the basis of all privilege from disclosure of documents or information in ... ...
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  • Diplomatic Privileges Act 1964
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1964
    ... ... (including any enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland) ;national of the receiving ... 40 shall be construed as granting any privilege or immunity which they require to be granted ... that the privileges and immunities accorded to a mission of Her Majesty in the territory of ... ...
  • International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) Act 1950
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1950
    ... ... Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as ... that behalf and that no immunity or privilege is conferred upon ... any person as the ... and premises occupied as offices as is accorded in respect of the official archives and premises ... ...
  • International Organisations Act 1981
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1981
    ... ... to the privileges and immunities to be accorded in respect of certain international organisations ... 1(6) (a) or 4 of this Act, but no privilege or immunity may thereby be conferred on any such ... ...
  • Consular Relations Act 1968
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1968
    ... ... (including any enactment of the Parliament of Northern Ireland) ;“grave crime” shall be ... 17 to any privileges and immunities accorded by customary international law or by ... 67 shall be construed as granting any privilege or immunity which they require to be granted ... ...
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Parliamentary Privilege and the Bill of Rights
    • No. 21-5, September 1958
    • The Modern Law Review
    ... ... restricted character of ministerial responsibility to Parliament for the activities of thc boards administering nationalised ... considers the degree of legal protection at present accorded to M.P.s to conform with the require- ments of public policy ... ...
    • No. 2-2, September 1938
    • The Modern Law Review
    ... ... case concerned with Parliamentary privilege since Bradlaugh v. Gosset, 12 Q.B.D. 271, ... Act, 1911, to Members of Parliament. The substance of this was admirably stated ... The Government must be accorded adequate powers to ensure that, in such ... ...
  • Defaming Politicians: The Not So Common Law
    • No. 63-5, September 2000
    • The Modern Law Review
    ... ... While qualified privilege is not dependent on the proof of truth, it does ... past, present, or aspiring Members of Parliament, and expressly rejected any requirement that ... accorded to the critics of government, the narrowest to ... ...
  • Differing Responses to Constitutional and Human Rights Issues
    • Contents
    • Disagreement and dissent in Judicial Decision-making
    • Frederic Reynold
    • 85-124
    ... ... not subject to the scrutiny of Parliament or parliamentary debate ... [would allow ... , or to confer on him some exclusive privilege. It was a mistake to read too much into ... their country they lose the protection accorded by the Convention and the Human Rights Act”, ... ...
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