Mebyon Kernow has re-iterated its call for a full Public Inquiry into the Duchy of Cornwall and
ambiguous constitutional relationship with the Crown.
This follows the announcement that the Information Commissioner has ruled that the Cabinet Office must release the guidelines on how the consent of “The Crown” and “The Duchy of Cornwall” need to be obtained before certain bills can be passed into law.
The Information Commissioner has also ruled that the Cabinet Office must detail which criteria ministers apply before asking the royals to amend draft laws, which has been described by constitutional lawyers as “a royal nuclear deterrent.”
Cllr Loveday Jenkin has issued the following statement on behalf of MK:
“For many years, there has been a cloak of secrecy surrounding the position and role of the Duchy of Cornwall. The powers-that-be have also refused to debate the constitutional significance of the Duchy and how this relates to
Cornwall’s past and
“This recent ruling from the Information Commissioner may shed some much-needed light on the Duchy, but we need to go further.
“We need a full Public Inquiry into the Duchy of Cornwall and
constitutional relationship with the Crown, as well as the contradictions
between Cornwall’s constitutional
status and current administrative arrangements.”