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Government of Wales Act 2006

Part 1

753.Paragraph 1 defines “devolution issues” to include questions of both the legislative competence of the Assembly in relations to Acts and Measures which it has passed and the executive competence of the Welsh Assembly Government. It also includes alleged failures by the Welsh Assembly Government to comply with its obligations under European Community law, or the European Convention on Human Rights.

754.Paragraph 2 allows courts and tribunals a discretion not to treat a contention about any of the matters covered by paragraph 1 as a devolution issue, where it appears to the court or tribunal hearing the proceedings that the contention is frivolous or vexatious.

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