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Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II GENERAL

Part III PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES

Part IV POWERS

Part V OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

Part VI MISCELLANEOUS

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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PART II
GENERAL
Privileges, immunities and powers to be same as those of Commons House of Parliament of United Kingdom
3.
—(1)  The privileges, immunities and powers of Parliament and of the Speaker, Members and committees of Parliament shall be the same as those of the Commons House of Parliament of the United Kingdom and of its Speaker, Members or committees at the establishment of the Republic of Singapore.
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(2)  Such privileges, immunities and powers shall for all purposes be construed and have effect as if those privileges, immunities and powers were prescribed by this Act, and it shall not be necessary in any proceedings to plead the same but the same shall be judicially noticed in all the courts.
(3)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, upon any inquiry touching the privileges, immunities and powers of Parliament or of the Speaker or of any Member or committee, any copy of the Journals of the Commons House of Parliament of the United Kingdom, or of any record or official report of the proceedings or debates thereof or of any committee thereof, which has been printed or purports to have been printed by the order or by the printer of the Commons House aforesaid, shall be admitted as evidence in all courts and places without proof of its being such copy or that such copy was so printed.
Other provisions of this Act not in derogation of section 3
4.  Nothing in this Act shall be construed in any way as derogating from the provisions of section 3 and the powers conferred on Parliament by other provisions of this Act shall be in addition to the powers conferred by that section.
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Freedom of speech and debate and proceedings
5.  There shall be freedom of speech and debate and proceedings in Parliament, and such freedom of speech and debate and proceedings shall not be liable to be impeached or questioned in any court, commission of inquiry, committee of inquiry, tribunal or any other place whatsoever out of Parliament.