Transcripts (perhaps draft) of the Article 50 ‘Brexit’ Appeal hearings at the Supreme Court

Indeed, and I have made the submission that the mere fact, and it is demonstrated by the examples I gave yesterday, that a bill relates to a reserved matter does not necessarily mean that the legislative consent convention is not engaged. That is seen in the practice that has been followed very notably in the two Scotland Acts, as recognised in the explanatory notes that I took the court to yesterday. It is seen also routinely when the United Kingdom Parliament legislates in an entirely reserved field, but gives powers in that regard to the Scottish Government which is not by any means an unusual circumstance; again, routinely legislative consent is sought and if granted, then the Act proceeds.

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