📢Today the Committee published its report on the UK Internal Market Bill.

Read the full report here ⬇️ publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld5801/ldse…
The Committee highlights the constitutional significance of the Bill, primarily its implications for the devolution arrangements in the UK and the rule of law and finds that the Bill is unprecedented in setting out explicitly to break international law.
Committee Chair @AnnTaylor_HoL said “The Bill provides the UK Government with powers that could allow it to alter the competences of the devolved administrations in significant ways.” (1/2)
“As such, it risks de-stabilising this integral part of the UK's constitutional arrangements, at a time when it has never been more important for central and devolved governments to work together effectively.” (2/2)
The Committee calls on the government to set out a process for consultation with the devolved administrations and to work to strengthen inter-governmental relations mechanisms.
Committee Chair @Ann_TaylorHoL also said:
"Respect for the rule of law requires compliance with treaty obligations. The Government has not provided a satisfactory justification for the violations of international law under the UK Internal Market Bill." (1/2)
"This constitutionally dangerous approach is compounded by the fact that the Government seeks in this Bill to put ministerial powers above relevant domestic law—a step that is fundamentally at odds with the rule of law " (2/2)

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