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Rule of Law: Brexit

Question for Attorney General

UIN 910058, tabled on 10 December 2020

What recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect of the end of the transition period on the rule of law.

Answered on

10 December 2020

The Government has been working hard to ensure a smooth end to the transition period that gives effect to the referendum result. It will continue to work with the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee and final decisions are expected in the coming days.

The duty of the Law Officers is to ensure that the Government acts lawfully at all times. I take that responsibility seriously, and that will not change after the end of the transition period, regardless of whether we reach negotiate a deal with the EU.

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Attorney General
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