—(1) If it is alleged or appears that any person has committed any offence mentioned in section 20, Parliament may —
if the offence is alleged to have been or has apparently been committed in the view of Parliament or in the precincts thereof when Parliament is sitting or in any committee, deal with the matter summarily, and, if satisfied that the person is guilty of the offence, inflict all or any of the punishments provided in section 20;
refer the matter to any select committee for investigation, consideration and report to Parliament; or
(2) If, on the report of the select committee to which a matter has been referred under subsection (1)(b), Parliament is satisfied that any person is guilty of any offence mentioned in section 20, Parliament may inflict upon such person all or any of the punishments provided in section 20 and also in the case of a Member expel him.
(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) and the Standing Orders, if it appears to the Speaker that any Member or stranger has committed any contempt in the view of Parliament or a committee, the Speaker may deal with the matter summarily and, if satisfied that the Member or stranger is guilty of the contempt, inflict all or any of the punishments provided in section 20.
(4) Any decision of the Speaker under subsection (3) shall take immediate effect but Parliament may by resolution annul or vary the decision.
(5) In determining the punishment for contempt by any person, Parliament or the Speaker, acting under subsection (3), may take into consideration any previous contempt committed by that person.
(6) For the purposes of this section and section 30(2), “Speaker” includes the chairman of any committee.