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Parliamentary Privilege Act 1737

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4 No process against the King’s debtor to be stayed by Privilege of Parliament; but the Persons not to be arrested. E+W+S

And no action, suit, process, order, judgement, decree, or proceeding in law or equity against the King’s original and immediate debtor, for the recovery or obtaining of any debt or duty originally and immediately due or payable unto his Majesty, his heirs or successors, or against any accountant or person answerable or liable to render any account unto his Majesty, his heirs or successors, for any part or branch of any of his or their revenues, or other original and immediate debt or duty, or the execution of any such process, order, judgement, decree, or proceedings, shall be impeached, stayed, or delayed in any court in Great Britain or Ireland, by or under the colour or pretence of any privilege of the Parliament of Great Britain; yet so nevertheless that the person of any such debtor or accountant or person answerable or liable to account, being a peer or lord of Parliament of Great Britain, shall not be liable to be arrested or imprisoned by or upon any such suit, order, judgement, decree, process, or proceedings, or being a member of the House of Commons of Great Britain, shall not, during the continuance of the privilege of Parliament, be arrested or imprisoned by or upon any such order, judgement decree, process, or proceedings.

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C1Reference to Ireland to be construed as exclusive of Republic of Ireland: S.R. & O. 1923/405 (Rev. X, p. 298: 1923, p. 400), art. 2

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