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The House of Lords is keeping ministers’ Henry VIII powers in check – The Guardian

“The government’s little-reported announcement last week that it will no longer bypass parliament when it abolishes public bodies is a sign that the House of Lords is working effectively: even ministers now understand that the best thing to do when they find themselves in a hole is to stop digging.”

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The Guardian, 9th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministers face high court battle over cap on immigration – The Guardian

“A high court battle is to be launched that threatens to deliver a fresh body-blow to the government’s already troubled plans to introduce a cap on immigration.”

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Post-It notes and the end of written history – BBC News

“The new coalition government is currently deciding when the legislation, which follows a review of secrecy rules by a committee chaired by Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre, will come into effect.”

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BBC News, 1st July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Justice ministers’ responsibilities announced – Ministry of Justice

“Roles and responsibilities for new ministers at the Ministry of Justice have today been confirmed.”

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Ministry of Justice, 20th May 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Ken Clarke is a good fit for the Ministry of Justice – The Guardian

“Conservative stalwart has quality of reliability that suggests he is not prepared to be pushed around by officials or lawyers.”

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The Guardian, 13th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Spies must seek ministerial green light to pay bribes, Lords rules – Daily Telegraph

“Spies will have to seek permission from ministers before paying bribes to ‘contacts’, the House of Lords has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

R (Friends of the Earth and another) v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change – WLR Daily

R (Friends of the Earth and another) v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change [2009] EWCA Civ 810; [2009] WLR (D) 276

“On an application for judicial review of the Secretary of State’s alleged failure to take steps to implement targets specified in the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 and the UK Fuel Poverty Strategy, and in particular for eliminating fuel poverty ‘as far as reasonably practicable’, where the legal obligation on the Secretary of State had been defined in terms of effort and endeavour, arguments as to the desirability of the Government’s policy on the use of available money were not apt to found an argument of breach of statutory duty and judicial review, absent a rationality challenge.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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