De­volved laws on Brexit set to be chal­lenged

Evening Express (City Final) - - Scotland Today -

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.”

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