Question 1

Explain what is meant by the doctrine of the separation of powers and what constitutional issues were raised and decided in this case with respect to this doctrine.

Your answer should include:

A reasoned view about the extent to which the doctrine is either violated or preserved by this judgment. Reference to the relationship between the legislature and the executive. Reference to the relationship between the judiciary and the executive.

Question 2
Explain what is meant by executive prerogative powers and the issues raised in this case regarding the exercise of those powers.

Your answer should include:

An explanation of these powers, generally including the scope and limits of their exercise of them. The specific prerogative power(s) involved in this case. Arguments put forward by both parties in relation to prerogative powers. The court ruled on this issue.

Question 3
Explain what is meant by devolution in a UK context and the devolution issue raised in this case.

Your answer should include:

An explanation of UK devolution generally including the concept of legislative competence. Arguments put forward by the parties in relation to devolution. The court ruling on this issue.