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Newcastle Breweries Ltd v The King: 1921

The court was asked to consider the validity of regulation 2B of the Realm Regulations made under section 1 of the 1914 Act. Held: The presumption against a statute authorising the expropriation of a subject’s property without payment is even stronger in the context of delegated legislation. Absent a clear provision conferring power to make … Continue reading Newcastle Breweries Ltd v The King: 1921

Rex (at the prosecution of Arthur Zadig) v Halliday: HL 1 May 1917

The applicant was German born but a naturalised Englishman who complained of having been interned by a regulation made under the 1914 Act. He said that the regulation was ultra vires. Held: The appeal failed (Lord Shaw dissenting). The House upheld the regulation as being within the scope of the power given to the minister … Continue reading Rex (at the prosecution of Arthur Zadig) v Halliday: HL 1 May 1917

Chester v Bateson: 1920

A Regulation brought in under the 1914 Act prohibited the bringing of possession proceedings against a munitions worker without the consent of the Minister.
Held: The prohibition was unlawful. It was a grave invasion of the rights of the . .