Supreme Court rules in favour of the Assembly

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Welsh Government's first law was within the Welsh Assembly's legislative competence, and can go ahead.

The outcome is entirely consistent with the general thrust of the extended powers given to the Welsh ministers, by the Government of Wales Act 2006.

– Supreme Court judgement

The Local Government Byelaws Bill was passed by the assembly in July this year. But it was blocked from becoming law by the attorney general and referred to the court.

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Supreme Court judgement on Welsh bill

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the first Welsh bill is lawful and within the Welsh Government's powers.