Submission to PACAC: Devolution and the Withdrawal Bill
Unlock Democracy's submission was quoted by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee's report published in November 2017.
The proposals in the EU (Withdrawal) Bill would fundamentally alter the current devolution framework by altering the reserved powers model to a conferred powers model. This marks a reversal of the process towards greater devolution in the UK. There would be a reduction in autonomy of the devolved legislatures as the bill readjusts the balance of power, bestowing Westminster with more legislative power than it currently has.