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Mick Antoniw AS/MS Cwnsler Cyffredinol a Gweinidog y Cyfansoddiad /Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution

Bae Caerdydd • Cardiff Bay Caerdydd • Cardiff

CF99 1NA

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The Right Honourable Elin Jones, MS Llywydd Senedd Cymru Cardiff Bay Cardiff CF99 1NA

26 July 2022

Dear Presiding Officer, Welsh Tax Acts (Power to Modify) Bill passed by Senedd Cymru on 12 July 2022 Thank you for your letter of 13 July 2022 reminding me of my power under section 112 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 to refer the question of whether a Senedd Bill, or any provision of such a Bill, would be within the Senedd’s legislative competence to the Supreme Court for decision. I am of the view that none of the provisions in the Welsh Tax Acts (Power to Modify) Bill are outside the legislative competence of Senedd Cymru and, therefore, I do not intend to make a reference. Yours sincerely,

Mick Antoniw AS/MS Cwnsler Cyffredinol a Gweinidog y Cyfansoddiad Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution