Lords Amendment to Clause 38: Parliamentary sovereignty
Lords Amendment 5*
19 Lords Amendment 5* would alter the statement on Parliamentary sovereignty in Clause 38, in recognition of the principle that Parliament should act in accordance with the Sewel Convention when exercising its functions.
20 The Sewel Convention states that the UK Parliament will not normally legislate in areas of devolved competence without the consent of the relevant devolved legislatures. This principle is already set out in the Scotland Act 1998 and Government of Wales Act 2006. The recognition of the Sewel principles in these Acts has been ruled to be non-justiciable by the Supreme Court.
EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT) BILL
EXPLANATORY NOTES ON LORDS AMENDMENTS
These Explanatory Notes relate to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill as brought from the House of Lords on 21 January 2020 (Bill 8).
Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, 21 January 2020
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