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Prorogation

Question for Prime Minister

UIN 290379, tabled on 24 September 2019

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.

Answered on

2 October 2019

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.

Answered by

Prime Minister