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Point of Ayr Collieries Ltd v Lloyd George: CA 1943

The court considered a challenge to the appropriation of a colliery. The minister was given power under the 1939 Regulations: ‘if it appeared to him that in the interests of the public safety, the defence of the Realm, or the efficient prosecution of the war it was necessary to take control ‘ of property. Held: … Continue reading Point of Ayr Collieries Ltd v Lloyd George: CA 1943

Liversidge v Sir John Anderson: HL 3 Nov 1941

The plaintiff sought damages for false imprisonment. The Secretary of State had refused to disclose certain documents. The question was as to the need for the defendant to justify the use of his powers by disclosing the documents. Held: The legislation must be interpreted to give effect to Parliament’s intention, even if that meant adding … Continue reading Liversidge v Sir John Anderson: HL 3 Nov 1941

Carltona Ltd v Commissioners of Works: CA 1943

Ministers May Act through Civil Servants The plaintiffs owned a factory which was to be requisitioned. They sought a judicial review of the lawfulness of the order making the requisition, saying that the 1939 Regulations had been implemented not by the Minister as required, but by an official within the Ministry of Works and Planning. … Continue reading Carltona Ltd v Commissioners of Works: CA 1943

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