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POWERS OF OFFICERS
27. Every officer shall, for the purposes of this Act and for the application within the precincts of the Parliament of the provisions of the criminal law, have all the powers and enjoy all the privileges of a police officer, and the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Act 1972 relating to the manner in which persons arrested by police officers are to be dealt with shall apply where an officer of the Parliament arrests a person in exercise of those powers.
THE SPEAKER MAY DIRECT WORDS RULED OUT OF ORDER NOT TO BE PUBLISHED
28. (1) Where the Speaker under the provisions of Standing Orders rules any words used by a member to be out of order, the Speaker may, in his absolute discretion, direct that such words or any words out of which they arose or arising out of them, shall not be published in any manner.
(2) Any person who publishes any words which are the subject of a direction given under the provisions of the preceding subsection is guilty of an offence and is liable to imprisonment for six months.
AUTHORITY FOR PROSECUTION
29. A prosecution for an offence under this Act shall not be instituted except on the written authority of the Director of Public Prosecutions and with the written consent of the Speaker.
RULES
30. The Speaker may, by notice in the Gazette make rules prescribing anything which, under the provisions of this Act, may be or is to be prescribed.
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