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Cabinet Office written question – answered on 10th July 2020.

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Photo of James Wild James Wild Conservative, North West Norfolk

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Supreme Court ruling in R v Adams (Appellant) (Northern Ireland) UKSC 2018/0104 on the Carltona principle set out in the Cabinet Manual.

Photo of James Wild James Wild Conservative, North West Norfolk

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to give statutory effect to the Carltona principle.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Carltona principle is fundamental to the functioning of Government. We are considering the judgment of the Court carefully.

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