Contempts relating to select committees

38.55Acts or omissions which obstruct or impede the work of a committee or any of its members or officers, or which tend, directly or indirectly, to produce such results, may be treated as a contempt of the House and investigated and punished, as appropriate. A description of the nature of contempts to the House in general and to committees of the House1 is given in Chapter 15. This section amplifies contempts relating to select committees.


  1. 1. Including reference to the obligation to give truthful evidence; see also para 38.37 above.