EU and Domestic Law: Separation

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st July 2016.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Attorney-General 12:00 am, 21st July 2016

My role in relation to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is the same as my role in relation to other areas of Government business: I act as the Government’s principal legal adviser. In terms of seeking Law Officer advice in relation to the UK’s exit, the standard rules in the Cabinet manual apply. The Law Officers must be consulted by Ministers or officials before the Government are committed to critical decisions involving legal considerations.