The role of the Privileges Committee is to examine and report to the Legislative Assembly on breaches of Parliamentary privilege. Matters are referred to the Committee by resolution of the House and involve investigation of possible breaches of privilege.
As well, the Committee is authorised by the Standing Orders of the House to examine and report on complaints made by citizens who believe they have been adversely commented on by a Member or Members in the House during Parliamentary debate. Such complaints are termed 'a right of reply'.
For further information see Fact Sheet G4: Your Rights if Members mention you in Debate.
The Privileges Committee is appointed at the start of each Parliament and meets as required.
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