HL Deb 29 February 2000 vol 610 c63WA
Lord Pearson of Rannoch

asked Her Majesty's Government:

For how long after they leave office the diplomatic immunity of the European Commissioners lasts; in respect of which territories such immunity operates; and in respect of which alleged offences. [HL1149]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

The immunity from legal proceedings enjoyed by European Commissioners extends only to acts performed by them in their official capacity, including words spoken or written. Commissioners are entitled to such immunity in the territory of each member state and continue to enjoy this immunity after they have ceased to hold office.