In re Shields: HL 6 Feb 2003

(Northern Ireland) The chief constable appealed against a decision that the directions he had given, that officers with poor attendance records for sickness should not be considered for promotion.
Held: The Chief Constable had, following the Act, found a serious management problem. The directions were designed to encourage good attendance, and were within his powers, and valid. The scheme of the Act was that the Secretary of State would make Regulations which would be supplemented by such directions.


Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Browne-Wilkinson, Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Hutton


Times 07-Feb-2003, [2003] UKHL 3


House of Lords, Bailii


Police (Northern Ireland) Act 1998 22 25


CitedPadfield v Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food HL 14-Feb-1968
Exercise of Ministerial Discretion
The Minister had power to direct an investigation in respect of any complaint as to the operation of any marketing scheme for agricultural produce. Milk producers complained about the price paid by the milk marketing board for their milk when . .
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Updated: 07 June 2022; Ref: scu.178986