Explaining the Sewel convention

I suspect that the Sewel convention – the requirement for devolved legislatures to give consent to Westminster legislation affecting devolved functions or powers – will become an increasing focus of interest in the coming months.  I’ve just added a ‘page’ to this blog to clarify what the convention is and how it works.  It can be found above (under the ‘Devolution: The basics’ tab), or HERE.


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