DRAFT CONSTITUTION OF THE IRISH FREE STATE

SECTION II.—LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS

A.—The Legislature

Article 20

From The Irish Constitution Explained by Darrell Figgis 1922

Each House shall make its own rules and Standing Orders, with power to attach penalties for their infringement and shall have power to ensure freedom of debate, to protect its official documents and the private papers of its members, and to protect itself and its members against any person or persons interfering with, molesting or attempting to corrupt its members in the exercise of their duties.

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