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382 PDFTitle:LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (POWERS AND PRIVILEGES) ORDINANCEGazette Number:
Section:17Heading:ContemptsVersion Date:30/06/1997

Any person who-

        (a) disobeys any lawful order made by the Council or a committee requiring him to attend or produce any papers, books, documents or records before the Council or committee, unless such attendance or production is excused under section 13; or
        (b) refuses to be examined before, or to answer any lawful and relevant question put by, the Council or a committee during the course of any examination, unless such refusal is excused under section 13; or
        (c) creates or joins in any disturbance which interrupts or is likely to interrupt the proceedings of the Council or a committee while the Council or such committee is sitting,
commits an offence and is liable to a fine of $10000 and to imprisonment for 12 months, and in the case of a continuing offence to a further fine of $2000 for each day on which the offence continues.
(Enacted 1985)