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Supreme Court rejects Welsh Government legal challenge to UK Internal Market Act 2020

FOLLOWING the Supreme Court rejection of the Welsh Government appeal application Mick Antoniw MS, Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution said:

“The Welsh Government remains clear in its opposition to the United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020. It is an unwarranted attack on devolution and the right of the Senedd to legislate without interference in areas devolved to Wales.”

He went on:

“Last week, the Supreme Court rejected our application for permission to appeal the Order of the Court of Appeal  that our claim for judicial review of the Act was premature.

We are disappointed by the Court’s ruling. But in making what is essentially, at this stage, a procedural decision, the Court has not rejected our substantive arguments and has left the door open for this matter to be considered at an appropriate point in the future.

We will now consider how we can best take forward our challenge to the Act, to protect and assert the democratic right of this institution to make laws for the people of Wales.”

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