*Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill: Reference by the Counsel General for Wales

Statute – Construction. The Supreme Court considered the issue of whether the Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill was within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales (the Welsh Assembly). The court held that, on the true construction of the relevant legislation, the Bill fell outside the legislative competence of the Welsh Assembly, in that it did not relate to any of the subjects listed in para 9 of Pt 1 of Sch 7 to the Government of Wales Act 2006.

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