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The "Sewel Convention"

Published Friday, November 25, 2005

The Sewel Convention applies when the UK Parliament legislates on a matter which is devolved to the Scottish Parliament.

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This paper has been superseded by the following Library briefings:

Brexit: devolution and legislative consent (CBP 08274, March 2018)

Legislative Consent and the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (2017-19) (CBP 08275, May 2018)

Insight: Legislative consent: what, why and how? (April 2018)

Commons Briefing papers SN02084

Authors: Paul Bowers; Chris Sear

Topics: Devolution, Parliamentary procedure, Scottish Parliament

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