To mislead parliament

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To mislead parliament is to present false information to parliament knowingly, a very serious charge in Westminster-style parliamentary assemblies.[1][2] Government ministers that are found to have misled parliament will generally lose their ministerial portfolio. By convention, a minister found to have misled parliament is expected to resign or face being sacked.[citation needed] The Scottish Government ministerial code requires ministers to resign if they mislead Parliament.[3] For witnesses giving testimony to an Australian parliamentary committee, giving misleading evidence can be considered a contempt of parliament.[4]

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