The Honourable Mr Justice Lloyd Jones
The Honourable Mr Justice McCombe
The Honourable Mr Justice Treacy
The Honourable Mr Justice Beatson
Lord Justice Lloyd-Jones, (see above swearing in the Welsh Assembly Government) might be a candidate - save that he is going to Chair the Law Commission.
(1) The Counsel General or the Attorney General may refer the question whether a Bill, or any provision of a Bill, would be within the Assembly's legislative competence to the Supreme Court for decision.
(2)Subject to subsection (3), the Counsel General or the Attorney General may make a reference in relation to a Bill at any time during—
(a)the period of four weeks beginning with the passing of the Bill, and
(b)any period of four weeks beginning with any subsequent approval of the Bill in accordance with provision included in the standing orders in compliance with section 111(7).
(3)No reference may be made in relation to a Bill—
(a)by the Counsel General if the Counsel General has notified the Clerk that no reference is to be made in relation to it by the Counsel General, or
(b)by the Attorney General if the Attorney General has notified the Clerk that no reference is to be made in relation to it by the Attorney General.
(4)But subsection (3) does not apply if the Bill has been approved as mentioned in subsection (2)(b) since the notification.