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can a matter before the committee of privileges in one parliamentary term move into a new parliamentary term?

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All parliamentary business lapses at the end of a Parliament, including anything a committee is working on. As a result, it's not uncommon for committees to rush out a report shortly before Parliament is dissolved ahead of an election.

However, there is nothing to stop a committee picking up or continuing the work of a previous committee, as committees are free to investigate any matter they like that is within their remit.

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