Prorogation

Prime Minister written question – answered on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales)

To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of Ministers' compliance with Section 1 of the Ministerial Code in relation to the prorogation of parliament as a result of the Supreme Court judgment in the cases of Cherry and others (Respondents) v Advocate General for Scotland (Appellant) (Scotland) and R (on the application of Miller) (Appellant) v The Prime Minister (Respondent) made on 24 September 2019; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

Ministers acted in good faith to bring forward a Queen’s Speech, in the belief that prorogation was lawful, with which the High Court agreed. Ultimately the Supreme Court disagreed it was lawful, while not questioning the motives of Ministers.

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