Prorogation:Written question - 290379

Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 24 September 2019
Prime Minister
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 by: Boris Johnson
Answered on: 02 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.

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