Supreme Court Judgment: Scottish Independence Referendum

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at on 7 December 2022.

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Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis The Attorney-General

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Opposition Front Bench and the Chairman of the Justice Committee for their extremely kind comments. I welcome the ruling of the Supreme Court. The Court was very clear—it was a unanimous decision—that a Bill legislating for a referendum on Scottish independence is not within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament.