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The Commonwealth Foundation (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1983

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PART IIITHE CHAIRMAN AND GOVERNORS

12.—(1) The Chairman and, except in so far as in any particular case any privilege or immunity is waived, the Governors of the Foundation shall enjoy, while exercising their functions and in the course of their journeys to and from the place of meeting:

(a)immunity from suit and legal process (even after the termination of their mission) in respect of acts, including words written or spoken, done by them in the exercise of their functions, except in the case of a motor traffic offence committed by the Chairman or a Governor or in the case of damage caused by a vehicle belonging to or driven by him;

(b)the like inviolability for all their official papers and documents as is accorded to diplomatic agents.

(2) Part IV of Schedule 1 to the Act shall not operate so as to confer any privilege or immunity on the official staff of the Chairman or on the official staff of Governors, other than their alternates.

(3) Part IV of Schedule 1 to the Act shall not operate so as to confer any privilege or immunity on any member of the family of the Chairman, a Governor or his alternate.

(4) Neither this Article nor Part IV of Schedule 1 to the Act shall operate so as to confer any privilege or immunity on any person as the representative or alternate representative of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom or on any person who is a British citizen, a British Dependent Territories citizen or a British Overseas citizen or who is not a citizen of and ordinarily resident in a country mentioned in section 1(3) of the British Nationality Act 1948.

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