Devolved laws on Brexit set to be challenged
THE UK Government is to challenge Brexit legislation passed by the Scottish and Welsh devolved administrations.
Bills passed in the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly last month have been referred to the Supreme Court.
The decision has been taken by the Attorney General and the Advocate General for Scotland, the government’s senior law officers.
The court is being asked to rule on whether the legislation is constitutional and within the powers of the devolved legislatures. Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP, pictured, said: “This legislation risks creating serious legal uncertainty for individuals and businesses as we leave the EU.
“This reference is a protective measure which we are taking in the public interest.”