Arrangement of sections


OBJECTION TO ANSWERING QUESTIONS, ETC



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OBJECTION TO ANSWERING QUESTIONS, ETC.
14. (1) Subject to section 15, any person ordered to attend to give evidence or to produce any paper, book, record or other document before the Parliament may object to answering any question that may be put to him or to producing any such paper, book, record or other document on the ground that it relates to matters of a private nature and does not relate to the subject of inquiry: and, if he does so object, the Speaker may excuse the answering of the question or the production of the paper, book, record or other document, or may order the answering or production thereof, as he considers proper.
(2) Subject to section 15, any person ordered to attend or to give evidence or to produce any paper, book, record or other document before any committee may object to answering any question that may be put to him or to producing any such paper, book, record or other document on the ground that it relates to matters of a private nature and does not relate to the subject of inquiry; and, if he does so object, the chairman of the committee shall report the objection to the Speaker with the reasons therefor and the Speaker may thereupon excuse the answering of such question or the production of such paper, book, record or other document, or may order the answering or production thereof, as he considers proper. Subject to section 15, the decision of the Speaker shall be final.



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