“Creation of UK-wide frameworks

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:00 pm on 4th December 2017.

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Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer Conservative, South East Cambridgeshire 5:00 pm, 4th December 2017

The right hon. Gentleman keeps saying that we are trampling on powers that Scotland has, and I just want to correct him. Regardless of what he thinks of the principle, the position—as a matter of law—is that these powers are now vested in the EU. The Supreme Court said in paragraph 130 of the article 50 case judgment:

“The removal of the EU constraints on withdrawal from the EU Treaties will alter the competence of the devolved institutions unless new legislative constraints are introduced. In the absence of such…restraints, withdrawal from the EU will enhance the devolved competence.”

Is the right hon. Gentleman saying that the Supreme Court is wrong?