Written Statement – Counsel General’s written submissions to the Supreme Court – the Article 50 litigation

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Series Details 25.11.16
Publication Date 25/11/2016
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Mick Antoniw AM, Counsel General in Wales sent submissions to the Supreme Court on the 25 November 2016 concerning the Article 50 litigation due to be heard at the Supreme Court in December 2016.

Representing the perspective of the Welsh Government the Counsel General argued that the process of withdrawing from the EU must, and may only, be carried out consistently with the appropriate legal and constitutional arrangements. This meant that the prerogative power could not be used to give notification under Article 50.

Source Link http://gov.wales/about/cabinet/cabinetstatements/2016-new/counselgeneralwrittensubtosupremecourt/?lang=en
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