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Article 50

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th March 2017.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Attorney-General 12:00 am, 16th March 2017

It is not a waste of public money to explore an issue of this constitutional significance in the highest court in the land, and that is what happened. Of course, if the hon. Lady were right that this was a complete waste of money, three Supreme Court Justices would not have found in favour of the Government’s arguments. She will also be aware—I must gently point this out to her—that some of the money spent by the Government was spent on responding to arguments made by the Scottish Government that were rejected unanimously by the Supreme Court.